[thechat] playing games

Erika Meyer ekm at seastorm.com
Thu Jan 8 11:57:44 CST 2009

Hassan Schroeder wrote:

> Actually, my musicianship is very much like my technical skills --

same here.

shifting topic a bit... you know I had always so much baggage as a kid 
knowing I would never be a good musician because music is so tied to 
math and I suck at math.  I mean, I SUCK at math.  I would say to the 
point of learning-disabled...(ADD, probably)

What I didn't realize is that you don't have to be a good musician to 
be a good musician.  By which I mean, you can make up for so much with 
creativity, intuition, persistence and emotion.  I wish I'd figured that 
out in my teens (I did figure it out by my 30s)

It's weird now to be a mom of a kid who is above average at math but 
with a diagnosed READING disability (dyslexia, most likely)

and realizing how much of ...GENIUS... is in fact a matter of creative 
compensation for inherent weakness/disability.  "Disability" is a 
misnomer, I think, and a result of focusing on lack, a result of valuing 
the average, rather than the exceptional.


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