📅 Thought for today:
‘Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.’
— Tom Lehrer
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My mother was a Tom Lehrer fan.
His personal style of satirical anecdote and song was something I heard growing up.
It was funny then, and I find his quotes funny now.
Except… I am aware that some of them will cause some people to take offence.
As if the offence (taken or given) is unexpected.
Lehrer was also a mathematician (as I was once), and often commented on the intertwining disciplines of music and mathematics.
Why his quote today? I’m not quite sure why but his name came into my mind when I wasn’t paying attention, and so I had a look at a few quotes, picked one that wouldn’t offend many people and realised that this is another way of looking at my work as a coach and therapist. I also used to play the piano (not so well).
Then suddenly it made sense. To me at least.