One of the nicest side benefits of the 100 day push was that I learned how to practice even when I don’t feel like it. At first, I had to force myself to practice when I didn’t feel like it, but now I can get myself settled in more compassionately. This is largely true because I now have pleasant memories of positive reward for doing so. In a larger sense, I’m not forcing myself anymore nor am I letting my emotions always be the driver of what I do. Will I become like Spock?

Spock did, if memory serves, play a Vulcan stringed instrument in one episode. It was a plucked instrument similar to a sitar. I can’t name it though. I’ll bet one of you can.

Focused on a small goal today – fingering for the first line of Kummer #11, particularly paying attention to when an open note intervenes between two stopped notes.