It’s been a few weeks since my last Weekly Piano Miniature and I don’t feel bad about it. That’s a strong signal.

Why don’t I feel bad? Because Weekly Piano Miniatures lasted an entire year (and Daily Piano Miniatures for five months before that — all told, nearly 500 minutes of music). Because my 100-year-old piano finally sounds rough enough that it’s been hard to want to play. Because my energy is needed for family, health, and finding work. Because I’m not worried I’ll stop making music. Because if the last few pieces will have to keep reverberating for a while, I’m pleased that they’re three consecutive Medtners.

I hadn’t intended to pause the music project, but it’s intentional now. Recording will resume once I’m employed and have a more enjoyable instrument. Let’s all look forward to that.