It’s always nice to look back at old photographs. I was searching for a few this morning for the sister of a friend who has a big birthday coming up. She’s making an album and wanted a few old pics to include.
And so I got caught for a while looking back at old pics and marvelling at how young I/we all were. The usual stuff. Here’s one from approx 2009.
This was my 2nd ever gig – in 2005.
Learning – 2003.
And one from a school concert in 1997.
And it’s only when I look back at myself at these various stages that I realise how little I knew about music and indeed many things at each of those points in my life.
So I could put up a picture here of me playing piano in 2019. But you’ve all seen enough of those! But if I did, at some point in the future I would look back at this 2019 picture of me today and marvel at how young I looked and how little I knew.
So I think they are two good things to have in mind today.
- We are younger than we’re going to be.
- We don’t know much, but if we do the right things, we can learn.