Last Saturday in my organ improvisation recital "Egle the Queen of the Grass Snakes" I had quite a few musical adventures - never knew what's lurking around the corner. My feeling was like jumping into the dark pool at night where anything might happen - and anything did happen (here's a video).
I felt very insecure and vulnerable. But I also felt calm and ready. Ready to be vulnerable.
Not everyone like this kind of atmosphere of freedom in their work. Others need precise rules, schedules, and timetable in order to know what's waiting for them in a minute, hour, day, week, or year.
And yet improvisation helps us to appreciate life with all its colors again and to remind us that we're actually human.
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