Playing the notes


As Eric Morecambe said:

“I am playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order.”

And that’s how life feels!  I think Alex and I ‘played the right notes’  most of the time throughout our marriage –  but at the end not in the right order! 

Since he left we have, quite often, been able to play the right notes in the right order – in fact do most of the time when we meet  – we appear to get on so well.

But then he goes away and he stamps on the score, muddles all the notes up, and bashes out a tune which none of us recognise!!  I certainly don’t and I don’t think he does either, neither do his friends.

And now I have to play the notes on my own there is a distinct lack of harmony, no violins, no main theme, no trumpets and only my rather bad piano playing!!!  And I hit far too many wrong notes!!

Still with practice I’m hitting less wrong notes. And maybe soon I’ll get them all in the right order and at the right tempo. Then all I need is the rest of the orchestra!

Well the odd violin would help!!

There is a fine, fine line

From Avenue Q

Says it all really!!  I could do with paying attention to this.  Do listen – it’s not long!

Lyrics:

There’s a fine, fine line between a lover and a friend;
There’s a fine, fine line between reality and pretend;
And you never know ’til you reach the top if it was worth the uphill climb.

There’s a fine, fine line between love
And a waste of time.

There’s a fine, fine line between a fairy tale and a lie;
And there’s a fine, fine line between “You’re wonderful” and “Goodbye.”
I guess if someone doesn’t love you back it isn’t such a crime,
But there’s a fine, fine line between love
And a waste of your time.

And I don’t have the time to waste on you anymore.
I don’t think that you even know what you’re looking for.
For my own sanity, I’ve got to close the door
And walk away…
Oh…

There’s a fine, fine line between together and not
And there’s a fine, fine line between what you wanted and what you got.
You gotta go after the things you want while you’re still in your prime…

There’s a fine, fine line between love
And a waste of time.