Take time to heal

I’m late in recording this week’s tune and it’s all because of Simone Biles.

Recently gymnast Simone Biles, walked away from the greatest competition in the world to honor her team, her body and her mental health. I can’t even fathom how much strength and courage that must have taken. She reminds us all that sometimes it’s better to walk away, than to push through the muck.

So, this week’s tune comes a little late. Not because I’ve lost my mojo or am suddenly procrastinating or giving up. It’s because my body clearly needed a rest. I needed to take some time to let my hand heal.

As someone who has suffered from hand problems from working on a computer, mousing and playing fiddle, I often push through the pain because I either have a gig to practice for or a project deadline I have to meet. I spend most of my days sitting at a desk in front of a computer and this week my body had had enough. So I listened. I took a break. I figured if one of the greatest gymnasts in the world was strong enough to take a break, little ole me could take a few days off from practicing. So that’s just what I did.

As much as it is good to have a consistent practice routine, it’s just as good to take some time off. I find when I do, I feel refreshed and my playing actually gets better.

So it may be a little late but here it is. This week’s tune is a barn dance called Around The Fairy Fort. I hope you enjoy it.

Around the Fairy Fort: Tune 35 of 52

Join me next week for tune #36 from A Tune A Week.


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