The Recovering Pessimist

Helping pessimists see the bright side of life without losing their "half empty" roots.

The (Ir)Regular Cadence of Life


MY normal YOUR normal

When I was in middle school, I played the clarinet in concert band.  My music teacher taught us so much about musical concepts. She also stressed that several music concepts are applicable outside of the classroom.

Cadence is one of those applicable concepts. Our lives are comprised of cadences. There are times when the rhythms are up and times when the rhythms are down.

These rhythms also vary from person to person. No two people are the same, and what I consider normal isn’t considered┬ánormal to you. There’s no need to compare yourself to others.

What music class taught me was that while we are part of the band, we are individuals first. That’s the beauty of life. Each of us contribute┬ásomething to the world. If all of our cadences were the same, just imagine how terribly boring the world would be.

I cringe at the thought of it.

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