i am learning to play the drums. slowly. painfully. maybe today, my second day, my second hour, i have some kind of consistency. a steady thrum of eighth notes on the high hats. and i've noticed how its easier to play harder than softer. when i attempt to muffle the sound of my fingers, wrists flicking lethargically, nothing moves quite the way it should.
maybe a million before have attempted to say it.
...and i will feel my heart drum its final beat if it meant that i have given this my all. (Ali vs. Frazier)