August 14, 2007

I have a musical regret

No, not the fact that I own some Debbie Gibson compact discs. What I'm referring to is the fact that I gave up playing the cello after putting in 8 years of practice, practice, practice. I'm considering picking up an inexpensive one and have seen several within my price range at Amazon. I might nudge the spouse into putting one under the Christmas tree for me.

My current employer has an electronic bulletin board wherein us worker bees can post classified ads. Someone recently posted that she had some reconditioned violins, violas and cellos for sale. As it turns out, she was a professional violinist for 20 years and only deals in absolutely the highest quality instruments. Her prices for cells started at $15,000. After I pulled my tongue back out of my throat, I wrote her a thank you, but no thank email.

Yes, I'm aware that a better instrument will cost more. It's also true that I was a pretty fair cellist at one time; I went to NC Governor's School because of it. However, I wasn't the best at the time I quit playing, and I'm willing to bet that the decades long layoff hasn't improved my skill any. I'm simply looking for something serviceable.

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