I’ve loved this anecdote and its associated quote since I first heard it years ago. I never had the privilege of meeting Don Pablo, but we did get to visit the Casals Museum in San Juan, Puerto Rico a few years back. It’s small, but well worth seeing if you get the chance. (Side note: the picture below is one my youngest took of a painting there.)
But back to the topic at hand. Here is today’s quote:
When Casals (then age 93) was asked why he continued to practice the cello three hours a day, he replied, “I’m beginning to notice some improvement.”
If you’d like to read more about Don Pablo Casals, a good place to start is here. In the meantime, keep playing, and keep watching for signs of improvement. You’ll never stop seeing them if you don’t stop looking!
All the best,