As many of you know, I drum. Correction I drum badly. Increasingly I am even worse than ever and the little I have grasped frequently can suddenly slip away in an total loss of movement control. When I sit at my stool and pick up my sticks I never quite know whether I am going hammer my version of the Stranglers flawlessly or fail at any attempt to produce anything remotely resembling a beat.
Now you could say thats frustrating? well I worked this out. I will always be a bad drummer, as PD stops me. And it doesn't matter. Why not? well I haven't ever known any way. I have no comparisons to make, no bereavement, no loss. Actually I have a gain its simply this.....Banging drums is great. My thoughts are this if you used to play the piano beautifully and can't now, don't. It will tear you in two, well it would me. Instead do what I do take up something new that you can only benchmark with since you had PD. Being a rubbish drummer is fabulous. Think I might rubbish ice skate soon. (she's not kidding)