Thursday, April 25, 2013


This afternoon I was practicing cello. After warming up I played Irish folk songs and symphony themes. Then I started playing Bach. There is something magical about Bach's Six Unaccompanied Cello Suites. Every time I play them I get the feeling, "This is what a cello is for, and this is why I play."

I was playing Suite One, Prelude in G major. (It sounds like this.) I love this piece. I learned it when I was 11. It's one of those pieces of music that takes a month to learn and a lifetime to master. Today while I was practicing I got caught up in the music. I felt joy and bliss and then...

I heard XPU my insulin pump alarm in my pocket. A duet for cello and insulin pump! The pump that keeps me alive sang with Sir Barclay, the cello that makes my life worth living. How awesome is that!

It totally made my day.


  1. That's really sweet! Music and sound are a wonderful part of life. :)

  2. I think diabetes and Suite One, Prelude in G major have a great deal in common. They both take time to learn and a lifetime to master!



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