Monday, October 7, 2013
It happens frequently.
Today's lesson was one that usually prompts its occurrence.
Today's lesson was about Beethoven and his Symphony #5.
It happened as I stood in class listening to the music.
The realization just washed over me.
The realization that I get paid to listen to such amazing music.
I've had similar realizations as I studied musical scores in preparation for music classes or choral rehearsal.
I often tell students that I get paid to do my hobby.
Not many can say that, but I can.
I have been blessed by an entire career of a job that is also my hobby.
It's kind of like a professional athlete who gets paid to do what he or she loves.
Only without the salary that professional athletes get.
Anyway, at times it is surreal when I realize that I am just listening to music and then realize this listening to music is my job.
And I am thankful for it.
Both together are one in the same and interchangeable.