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Vicodin please?

Posted on 2006.02.26 at 23:22
Current Mood: -_- pain
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ugh, my shoulder hurts. Between harp and waitressing I think I'm going to end up back in phsyical therapy again. The pain isn't bad enough to warrent a vicodin, but combined with the day I've had and my overall emotional state I would like one so I could sleep. Oh well, the newcastle seems to be having a slight effect at least.

On another note, there was a girl Friday who had been gone from high school to take classes at night and learn to manage whatever she was having to cope with in her life. She recently started back to regular school and of course the concern and hope is that she continues. We were playing Brandenburg No. 5 at a SLOW tempo. She had never played it before and was doing her best to get as many notes as possible. Several times she stopped, but then got right back in and tried some more. Yeah, she missed a lot of notes, but she didn't give up. Given where she was at the beginning of the year, she actually was doing quite well. She has never really had a positive attitude but I decided to say something anyway. I simply said, "You really did a good job on that today." She looked at me and smiled and said, "Really?" It made me want to cry. I told her yeah, you've never seen it before but you kept trying and didn't give up which is what makes you successful at anything in life. I admitted she missed some notes, but that she really did quite well. She thanked me and I left. Anyone who says teaching is easy, not that important, or is just a matter of imparting knowledge is a fucking idiot. I learned more about her in that one "really?" than I had in almost a year of teaching her. I just pray she keeps it up and finds her own strength to pull herself above whatever it is she's dealing with--sometimes it just takes one person having faith in you to find your own faith.

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ex_rong at 2006-02-27 06:20 (UTC) (Link)
And that's why, people remember teachers because they were like you. :)
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