mon day la la

I work a lot on Monday to teach my left hand to play a pentatonic scale. I work on it again Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday my left hand can play a lot of it, sometimes almost automatically. It leaves me feeling like the audience of it, that I now enjoy a position of listening to the hand play this thing, that my hand is starting to know its way around without any of the thinking I require to do everything I ordinarily do. Isn’t it crazy that I teach the rest-of-me to play this thing? Which part is more insane? That I cannot do it as easily as my body can after I lead it through slow repetitions? Or that I see myself as something separate from the part of me being taught when in fact we are not separate creatures.

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