As a perfectionist and a workaholic, among other things (yes, I am exaggerating a little), I am always torn about where to invest my time. Do I go back and revisit some older arrangements and improve them or do I forge forward and write some new music. Opening up some old files takes a little more initiative and nerve, as you invested significant time in the work and may have even celebrated the finish of those projects. Moving forward is good for the ego and maybe is healthier for the soul, as it encourages new paths, new thoughts and new beginnings. It is tough leaving something that you realize is imperfect or that could have had a different outcome, but perhaps, that is true about all artistic endeavours. So, Dr. K, maybe the path is a crooked one where it is slightly ahead but every once is while you make a detour to revisit some old projects.
Dr. Michael Kearns
Musician, educator, husband, father, web designer ... my life is like a mosaic with each piece vying for my attention.