Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Doing Is Enough




My plan to write and blog less has succeeded quite well, and I’ve found time to play as I planned earlier. I’ve also had time to read and do some singing, since the singing lessons started once again with the fall.

It’s been enjoyable to play the piano, not necessarily for the ears but to the mind. It’s pacifying to run fingers through scales, hit a note, and find a melody. They are all there: the notes. You don’t have to invent any.
Same as in writing: all the words already exist; you just have to put them in some kind of order. Or disorder. It’s up to you, and that’s the enchanting part of creating.
You’re able to do everything.
At least you can try. Attempt can also be satisfying, and you may notice that in the end the result means less. You don’t have to achieve to be content.

Doing is enough.

13 comments:

Mick said...

Truer words here, Susu. As you say, my most joyful moments are in the doing. Finishing up, whether the result be good or bad, is always a little bit of a bring down.

SusuPetal said...

Boy, you were fast to comment, Mick!
True -bring down, that it is.

Celia said...

"Doing is enough." Totta.

Joskus on vain pakko tehdä. Musiikkia, ihan mitä vain. Ja sitten tuntuu kivalta.

Uittelin anopin kapiolakanan kappaleita kangasväreissä ja nyt olen tyytyväinen. Lopputuloksesta ei ole vielä tietoakaan, mutta se ei haittaa yhtään.

SusuPetal said...

Juuri noin, Celia, ei sen väliä, mikä lopputulos on.
Olisi kyllä mielenkiintoista nähdä mitä niistä lakanoista syntyy...!

Celia said...

Laitan kässyblogiini kuvan, jos onnistuu. Jos tulee sutta, laitan solmukohtiin. :)

lepis said...

Doing is enough,
is it enough doing... ;D

Happy to sense the serenity in your doing :)

SusuPetal said...

Hahhah, Celia, pääasia, että laitat jonnekin!

Serenity is a rare thing for me, Lepis, glad you found some :)

hpy said...

Doing is better than the result. More fun.

SusuPetal said...

Often so, HPY!

Peter said...

Some very nice truths: The notes and the words are there. The difficulty is however to find the right combinations!

(I'm also struggling with the piano, more seriously lately!)

SusuPetal said...

Maybe we should have a duet some time, Peter!

ScaughtFive said...

I like to just do and not worry about what it will be.

SusuPetal said...

Me too!