How to learn a new piano piece

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PS : TOG & SEP are my short-forms for playing hands together and hands separately.

Sight reading a new piece it’s always TOG,

Bit by bit else you’ll have to slog.

Go through the motions on days that it’s tough,

Because small bits of practise will make smooth out of rough.

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Can #Mentoo support #Metoo?

Why can’t #Mentoo help #Metoo?

Why can’t we have fair laws?

Since when does consent turn to rape,

Just because a relationship has gone sour? Continue reading Can #Mentoo support #Metoo?

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Minimalism – the way I want to go.

It brings me such joy to have less stuff,

To have less storage and feel it’s enough.

To have time to go out, feel the wind in my face,

And come home and sit in my favorite place. Continue reading Minimalism – the way I want to go.

Can we call out the woman who is filled with hate?

Can we call out that woman – the one who hates,

Who won’t support her sister until it’s too late.

Who gives support to the man who does women harm,

Even though she knows he’s the one in the wrong.

Continue reading Can we call out the woman who is filled with hate?

Menopause – Let education be the way to freedom

Menopause is the hormonal change that women face when their bodies are no longer able to bear children.

It’s a time when many women face drastic changes in their energy levels and need rest, in order to bounce back.

  • My post talks of the need to open up a discussion on these issues.
  • The video below was taken at a poetry session I participated in, where I talk about cultural issues that can deprive women of rest, and the support of their husbands and families, at this time when they so desperately need it.
  • The end of my post has links to support sites for menopause and surgical menopause.

Let’s talk about this topic so that there’s knowledge and awareness. Let us let menopause do what it’s supposed to. Relieve women of that monthly discomfort/ tiredness/pain and let their bodies build up the strength and stamina they will need to build strong bones despite the lower levels of estrogen that accompany this phase.

Let us let menopause lead women to freedom.
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Can we look at the rapist?

Can we look at the rapist – the one who did wrong?

Was it bad upbringing, social issues, or genes gone wrong?

Can we look at the man who hammers his wife,

And not be the support that bolsters his fake pride. Continue reading Can we look at the rapist?