An education.

As I near the end of this long journey, I reflect upon what just happened.

I can hardly fathom the amount of information I've processed.  Despite loads of school, I don't think I've ever felt I've learned so much in such a short amount of time.  This blog and project has been the catalyst for endless hours of philosophizing, both on and away from the piano.  I'm a different person.  And the world has opened up in a way that I never would have expected. 

I'm starting to touch on a lot of the things I'd rather save for the final post, so I won't go on much more.  But I want to share this: that this project is the best education I've ever received, and has tested my limits, fears, talents, curiosities, and discipline.  As the final day closes in, I tremble with excitement, relief, and trepidation.  I don't know what will come next, and the idea that I won't have a project to work on makes me worry.  I worry that if I don't have a goal, then I'll be wandering aimlessly.  I think it's a valid concern.  And if I continue?  The commitment for an entire second year is daunting... I'm not sure it would have the same impact anyway.  So the question looms... and I have just a few days left to come up with an answer.

Here we go, Day 361: