Were you talented when you were 12? I’m quite sure I had some talents, and at 12 I probably thought I was the best at what I did. I tried to think back to what talents I had at 12, and I landed myself back in middle school. I played the violin and viola for our school orchestra. I had started playing the violin in 4th grade, and when I was 12, I switched to the viola, because our orchestra needed more players in that section. I loved the viola, the deep beautiful sounds that came from it. And when I had learned over the summer and then got first chair when school started up again, I was elated. There were three of us, and *I* got first chair. But looking back, my talents were quite minimal. I only probably got first chair because the other two people in our section didn’t give it their all. We were all good enough to have it. Tonight, I was reading at www.ksl.com and I wish that I had an ounce of the talent that this young lady has. If you have a minute, check out the gallery of photos. 12. FREAKING. YEARS. OLD. Do you know where I could be now if 1) I had that much talent and applied to to my viola playing and 2) had the opportunity to stick with playing the viola (we moved, and the school I attended only had a band, so no more orchestra, and I had been using the school’s viola *cry*). I’m sure had I applied myself, I could have done better. But this girl is astounding to me. Just…WOW! The way she captures things in her paintings. It is quite captivating and left me in awe. I just wanted to share it with those of you who might read it!
In other news, I got a new bike! Well, new to me. A lady down the street from my mom’s house was selling it at her yard sale a few weeks ago, so I stole the opportunity to get it while she was still setting her yard sale up! It is in great condition as far as I can tell, and she just put new tires on it, the type that aren’t supposed to go flat. And, best of all? IT’S PURPLE! LOL I love purple 🙂 So now I just need to get a helmet and I’m good to go. Oh, and an odometer so I can tell how many miles I’m going 🙂 That’s called an odometer, right? If I’m wrong, just nod and smile and pretend that I’m right, just to let me feel smart 🙂
Have a great weekend!!!