A viola lesson and uh-oh...
This morning I had a nice long viola lesson with my teacher, Valentina Rebaudengo, who came to our apartment, while Nancy went out to try to address our problems with electrical plugs and adapters. The wall sockets appear to have a) two fat prongs, b) two thinner prongs, or c) three thinner prongs, and they don't all work together well. Our hostess has quite a number of her own adapters just to deal with these differences; throw in our need to convert to US appliances, and sometimes the stack of adapters begins to stick out a long way from the wall. Nancy had a nice chat in Italian with a helpful clerk (learning lots of new terms for plugs, etc), but the issue is not resolved. Meanwhile, I have lots of new music to practice while relaxing my bow arm, following the markings for slurs, keeping my left-hand fingers appropriately curled and my left arm positioned properly, and well, a golf stroke was never quite this complicated. Some day it will feel natural, I trust.
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