36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 247: The end is in sight


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

Day 247 — The end is in sight
05-April-1972 (Mittwoch–Wed.)


Excellent day in the electronic field. Spent 10 hours and got some work done. The end is somewhere in sight. Even managed to play a little horn—last couple of days not so good.


Work on Fantasy—the end is in sight. Excellent day. And I mention that the end is in sight. The light at the end of the tunnel. That’s a first, and a good thing.

Seeing the light. When you can see a project coming to a conclusion it gives you a sense of hope that you can actually finish it. If a project goes on and on, it is more likely to suffer problems and loss of spirit, which can lead to abandoning the project. It happens a lot in life. Seeing the end of a project (the light at the end of the tunnel) gives you focus to complete it. Sometimes a realistic goal also helps to define the end of a project and will ensure a good chance of completing it. Without focus and goals, we can wander and give up. How many times have I started a project idea, or a diet, and given up? Don’t give up.

Ying Yang opposites. It’s funny how your view of life changes. By decade, years, months and today, by days. Today is a day of opposites of just a few days ago. Remember my rant about people “hogging” the electronic studio. Today, I’m in the studio TEN hours—I’m the hog. As expected, a few days ago I was singing the praises of my progress on the horn while today I’m back to complaining about my horn playing.

It’s the up and down of life, the opposites of Ying and Yang.


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