Different strings on the piano have different thicknesses in order to get different notes. When students choose the music they want to learn, issues with practice become non-existent. Most pianos have 88 keys, but some are custom-made to have 92 or more. The brains of people who play the piano even casually are different from those who do not play at all.
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Lentils. Carrots. Onion. Garlic. Olive oil. A little salt. A little pepper. Jasmine white rice, rinsed. Water. Butter and a tiny bit of salt. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. Diana Ross and the Supremes. Moby. It is sunny and 42°F. No clouds. The fire is going. The television is not. Birds are flying by. So are thoughts. Neither are being tended to--just watched with amusement--and both eventually slow down to one or two here and there.Lentil soup and rest. Create for yourself some variation of this, regularly. See what it does for you.
Wake up to the music of your life. Breathe fully. Right now. When drinking water, drink the water. When eating food, eat the food. Do your clothes suit who you are now? Do they fit well? Do they feel luxurious against your skin? When was the last time you winked at yourself appreciatively as you left your home? Do your pets and plants know you care about them? How? Look around your living room, your practice space, your kitchen, your automobile, your closets, your bathroom. Appreciate each. Throw that away. Yes, that thing you've been hanging onto for forever. "That"...