“Every cloud has a silver lining.”
“There’s a light at the end of every tunnel”
“It’s always darkest before the dawn.”
Blah, blah, blah.
Glib quotes like these are worse than useless to a musician who’s just experienced an injury. At first, it’s impossible to “stay positive” or “focus on the good.” All we can focus on is what we’ve lost, the thing we love the most: our ability to make music. And for any serious musician – a talented high school student, a dedicated amateur, or a full-on professional – that’s a huge loss. [Read more…]