Part of the reason I wanted to take up cello was to make some pretty music for my wife. My son is moving along very quickly in music and I’ll bet that for next year we can play an actual song for her. We could have done a simple song on guitar or lead+chord guitar this year had we practiced a bit more. It’s hard to motivate kids these days past video games, but I’m wishing now I had tried a little harder. Well, there’s always her birthday.

The other reason I took up Cello when I did was that we had a hospitalization during the summer of 2008. I had already started guitar to see if I can study an instrument for an entire year. Everything came out OK, but it shocked me out of my routine. “Why not now” became my answer to many postponed dreams.