…in a week where my brain has had the equivalent of a mental freight train of such evil…there was a very happy note today.
Those of you who’ve been around awhile might recall I lost a lot of creative ability with the mercury/heavy metal poisoning. Specifically, losing the ability to sew and to play the piano.
I had played since I was five and could sit down and play “Classical Gas” any time I visited my Mom’s.
However, there came the time (after I had the amalgams placed) when I sat down to play…and could not remember the notes. I just figured it was from not playing…but I had always been able to play that song at the drop of a hat. It came so easy that I thought playing the piano was nothing to it.
However, with my brain malfunctioning, I could not coordinate the notes on the page with the keys on the piano. My memory was so severely affected that I could not remember which note corresponded with the keyboard even though I had just played the tune the day before. This was not like me at all. I had also forgotten what each note represented in beats. Just like a child, I had a paper guide that my mother used to teach piano on the keyboard because I could not remember the notes.
A first breakthrough was when “Lean On Me” just popped into my head one day. Given that I could not remember notes or even remember playing the song when I was younger, it was nothing less than a miracle. I just played.
But that was all I could play for years.
Well…today was a breakthrough.
I got out a book that I played as a child, and found a Minuet by Bach and decided to try it. I had taken off the cardboard guide and just played. And I remembered the notes and what key they corresponded with. I played the song pretty well for a first time trying. I’m a little stunned that it has come back. I really had my doubts that it would come back after sooo much time had lapsed.
It’s with the keys immediately connected with Center “C” the middle of the keyboard, and I still have to reacquaint myself with the rest of the keyboard, but wow, I’m so hopeful that it will come back with chelation of the heavy metals and with time.
A wonderful moment. I am so grateful.