As a means of trying to accept the inevitable over the last few months, I have been putting together a tune together in Garageband.
I am not sure really why I did, but I did. It would make me very sad to do it, try different instruments, to listen to it time and time again, wondering if he would like it. Would always bring a tear to my eyes. I had no intention of showing it to him, more for me. But now I would like to share it...
Using orchestral and brass instruments, which was one of Dad's favourite styles of music, Big Bands and such like.
NOTE FROM GRAHAM
Since reading Malcom Gladwell's book, 'Blink' I have become considerably more comfortable in my own ability to make the 'correct' decision as a 'snap judgement', instinctual response, emotional or anger, practical or in practical, right or wrong. It would seem for me anyway that my instinct has been proven right on many occasions which can only fill 'me' with more confidence about the 'inner workings' of 'me' as a person.
It's only if I allow time to doubt myself that it all goes horribly wrong (some would argue my whole life is horribly wrong). Malcom, through many studies and examples gives a convincing case that our instinct is 'mostly' the correct response in any given situation. It is a great book, not huge, so a easy swift read. He also has a web site, www.gladwell.com and Blog (blog is lacking in recent entries). The book will no doubt leave you feeling a lot more self assured. That's ofcourse if your instincts have generally been spot on. If not, then maybe you should give it a miss! :0)
This following study from University College of London, reinforces this understanding of the human mind.
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