This is another great post from Adele Horin about learning new things as we age including languages and musical instruments. I swear that its Mum's piano playing that keeps her brain so sharp. All those neurons firing off from left to right and back again while she plays, reads music and sings.
Some people have asked why i keep my beautiful upright piano, that is never played, that takes up so much space. I have plans and they involve my retirement years. Having a pretty good foundation in music from my youth i believe that with a bit of tuition i should be able to pick it back up and continue into my twilight years. My spare time now is devoted to my garden (while im physically able) and writing to you guys.
Piano, French or Ukulele - Am I too old to learn?
The comments following the post are also insightful and demonstrate the importance of keeping your brain active.
I think, just as you need a variety of physical activity and foods to keep healthy, you need to mix up your brain activity as well. By reading and writing, being creative with crafts that involve your hands, listening and playing music, meditating (no snoring), and taking care of your spiritual well being we can all look forward to a long future of healthy brain activity.
If i can give anyone advice at any age its to keep yourself engaged with the present (not the past) and for goodness sake, find something to laugh about every day. If you cant, you are not trying. Just watch question time in parliament.
This always make me laugh and was what i was imagining when i almost got stuck under the roller door.
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