I just played the piano at a French restaurant tonight to fill in for another player, and tomorrow I start regular Saturday night gigs.
What makes this amazing to even me, is that a little over two years ago I had a stroke and I couldn't use my left hand to touch type or play the piano. And I couldn't read complex music. The notes didn't make any sense to me--it was like a form of heavy duty dyslexia.
But within two days of being home from the hospital, I started tinkling on the ivories and, now, my left hand and arm are almost as good as before. The plasticity of the brain is downright amazing. Bit o' advice about strokes: don't have one.
Has the weather changed in your area? Just two days ago, I didn't need to wear a jacket outside, now it's hit 17 degrees. Cold weather makes me hungry for comfort foods such as pea soup, breads, etc. [Okay, hungry for everything.] How 'bout you?