One big thing that helped me realize that I wanted to play violin again was Michael’s contests to win one. Each time I didn’t win I was sooo… disappointed. I knew it was unreasonable, but this helped me realize that it was something I really wanted and that I had grief over the loss of my playing. I got the courage to go to a music store and try a few violins. I was encouraged that I could still bow well enough to tell the difference between them. I tried an instrument and am now purchasing it. Playing is progressing and I’m trying to not be impatient with myself and enjoy the process, after an almost 48 year gap!