Saturday, February 11, 2012

Beethoven and Dragons Slaying

You've probably heard the tale.  Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the greatest music composers of all time.
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He also went deaf.
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But, he kept writing music.
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How?
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He heard inside his own imagination and memory. 
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I think the story goes he was at a performance of his music and he couldn't hear it and he had no idea if anyone liked it until he turned around and saw the audience.
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I think Beethoven would've loved Dragon's Speech Recognition Software.  No, they didn't pay me to say that.  I have a wicked case of Tendonitis right now.  Aw, heck, it's probably full blown carpal tunnel syndrome.  I just cannot write my stories.  I'm starting to hurt just writing this short post.  But, tomorrow, my husband and I are going shopping for my birthday and we're getting this software and a new keyboard.  I'm going to create my own customized desk chair cushion.
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The point is don't give up on your passion, even if a disability tries to get in your way.
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Life isn't just about living.
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It's also about having a *reason to live.*  And that's where passion comes in.
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Thank you, Beethoven.

1 comment:

Rusty Fischer said...

Good luck with the tendonitis, Kimber An; and thanks for this great post. I think most of us writers worry that with constant typing and eye strain writing will, at some point, become uncomfortable or, worse, impossible, so this post gives me hope for the future!!!!