Lately, everything has been hard for me to do. My house is out of control, and cleaning anything seems daunting. My attitude about my field is pessimistic, and my general pessimism is carrying over to my cello playing. When I get up to do anything, I wonder what the point is. I feel heavy hearted and unable to do much lately. Nonetheless, I did practice. Took some small steps and focused on returning to a stopped string after an open string, hoping to make sure I haven’t drifted sharp. In this case, it was F#-D-A-F#. I focused on keeping a light finger touch on the D string,but I don’t want to affect my tone either.

I do love playing the cello, and that seems to persist even through bad moods. Still working on the Kol Nidre beginning.