I’m not a musician, but I have a daughter who is, and she shows me the importance of practice. Playing at her cousin’s wedding, she spent all day leading up to the ceremony practicing, even though she knew the music well.
I’m not a cook either, but my wife is. Recently she took some leftover rice, a few vegetables, and made something new. “I don’t know about this,” she said, “I just threw it together.” It was delicious, of course, because of her years of practice in the kitchen.
What I can do is teach. After thirty years, I know certain subjects forward and backward. But students always come up with new questions, and I’ve found that when you’ve really learned something ¾ to the point where you don’t have to think about what comes next ¾ then you find that you have room to play around with it.
Read more at the Weavings blog: http://weavings.upperroom.org/2015/04/wisdom-practice-and-play/
Originally posted on the Weavings website.