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#3069379 01/15/21 11:30 AM
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Just to inform all my friends and members of this community that I'm back. I was more than 3 years without playing piano and I'm starting to recover my practice.

As you can imagine I can't read all the past posts, so what did I miss?

Thank you and keep safe.

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How nice to have you back, CarlosCC!

The hotel lobbies of Europe must have been dreadfully silent during your hiatus. Soon, they will be filled again with your soothing Einaudiesque tones.

I'm sorry to say that while you were gone, fellow Einaudian and ABF colleague and volunteer, MonicaK, passed away. It was almost two years ago I was on a cycling trip when I heard the news. It made for a sad vacation. SamS, as always, has stepped up to shoulder the burden of the quarterly recitals.

Everything else is about the same, except, we're a couple years older now. I bet you are too.

Welcome back to your piano journey, and to the forum!

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Welcome back Carlos! We have missed you. I am glad you have been able to get back to the piano and I look forward to some beautiful music!

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Welcome back Carlos. Three years not playing....wow.


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Welcome Back Carlos!! What are you playing these days?


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Welcome back CarlosCC! Did you tell us why you took a break? Just curious. Yes, we lost Monica - very sad, but we are keeping the recitals going.

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Great news - welcome back, Carlos! We've missed you! smile


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Welcome Back! What'd you do- where'd you go- for 3 years?




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Welcome Back Carlos, me too I took a 6 years break. I was too busy with my job and I only touched the piano about once a month but now it's been three years I'm back at the piano.



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Welcome back Carlos!


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Hello my friend Carlos and nice to hear from you now.
It's been too long and sorry to have lost touch after the fire and all. Corp. email address is history now.

You know your invite is still always open, even if it may seem so distant now. I'm in snow country now and more remote than the big smoke of Toronto. Nice country, but a bit trickier to get to. Minor issue though if it ever could be.

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Thank you my friends!
I'm so happy to be with you all again.

Originally Posted by Ralphiano
How nice to have you back, CarlosCC!

The hotel lobbies of Europe must have been dreadfully silent during your hiatus. Soon, they will be filled again with your soothing Einaudiesque tones.

I'm sorry to say that while you were gone, fellow Einaudian and ABF colleague and volunteer, MonicaK, passed away. It was almost two years ago I was on a cycling trip when I heard the news. It made for a sad vacation. SamS, as always, has stepped up to shoulder the burden of the quarterly recitals.

Everything else is about the same, except, we're a couple years older now. I bet you are too.

Welcome back to your piano journey, and to the forum!
Monica will be in my mind and heart forever. She was one of my best supporters for years and we had some interesting talks about music and, of course, Einaudi. She was my first reference when I start my piano journey and I remember how I became trilled whith Monica's "In un'altra vita" performance at PW Recitals (2009?2010?). That was one of my major triggers, and Monica was "the" great influencer of my dedication to piano and I will never forget that.

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Welcome back Carlos! We have missed you. I am glad you have been able to get back to the piano and I look forward to some beautiful music!
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Welcome back Carlos. Three years not playing....wow.
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Great news - welcome back, Carlos! We've missed you! smile
Originally Posted by Serge88
Welcome Back Carlos, me too I took a 6 years break. I was too busy with my job and I only touched the piano about once a month but now it's been three years I'm back at the piano.
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Welcome back Carlos!
SwissMS, earlofmar, Serge88, MarieJ and Jimf: Thank you! I will try my best. 3 years is a long time... wink


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Welcome back CarlosCC! Did you tell us why you took a break? Just curious. Yes, we lost Monica - very sad, but we are keeping the recitals going.

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Welcome Back! What'd you do- where'd you go- for 3 years?

Well, life can be tricky sometimes.
Long story short: During summer 2017 I had a burnout - I was an IT Cybersecurity specialist in a bank -, followed by a depression due the burnout. One month later, and when I was starting to understand what a burnout was about, I was homeless for about 9 months due a fire in my apartment and building - no one injured. Then, two months later I was hospitalized to have an urgent cirurgy which toke me some months to have a complete recover. So in a matter of 3 months I was with a burnout, depressed, homeless, and recovering from a cirurgy. All at once.
It took me some time to starting rebuilding my life from back to front: to be healthy again, to have a home, to cure my mind, and to shift from my job. And, I did it.

Everything is OK now wink


Thank you again. Your words are giving me more motivation than anything else.

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you have had more than enough of misfortune in the last three years Carlos. I can only wish you the very best in times to come.


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Sorry to hear you had to go through all that. That's great you came out of it as that's challenging enough. Welcome back and I look forward to reading your posts and insights!

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Originally Posted by CarlosCC
Well, life can be tricky sometimes.
Long story short: During summer 2017 I had a burnout - I was an IT Cybersecurity specialist in a bank -, followed by a depression due the burnout. One month later, and when I was starting to understand what a burnout was about, I was homeless for about 9 months due a fire in my apartment and building - no one injured. Then, two months later I was hospitalized to have an urgent cirurgy which toke me some months to have a complete recover. So in a matter of 3 months I was with a burnout, depressed, homeless, and recovering from a cirurgy. All at once.
It took me some time to starting rebuilding my life from back to front: to be healthy again, to have a home, to cure my mind, and to shift from my job. And, I did it.

Everything is OK now wink


Thank you again. Your words are giving me more motivation than anything else.

I'm so sorry. It is a heart breaking story. I hope your share of misfortune has been exhausted by now and for many upcoming decades you will enjoy good luck and happiness. And music!

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So sorry to hear about all that you went through, what a nightmare. I'm very glad to see you back among us!


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earlofmar, Sebs, Iaroslav Vasiliev and barbaram, thanks for your words.
Now it's time to play music again wink


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What are you working on right now Carlos?


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Glad that you've survived those tough life experiences and are back with us. Hope you enjoy your music.


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Thank you WiseBuff. That's the ultimate goal: to enjoy the music wink

@ShiroKuro:
Actually I'm playing without any special plan or goal in mind. I think I lost some "physical agility" of the hands and I'm just playing some "old" pieces without thinking about the final result. Curiosity: I still can play by memory pieces like "Life", "Nightbook", "Divenir" - those I've tried so far -, which is something that can speed up this phase. But, first of all, I'm playing just to enjoy the music so I'm creating and joying some chords and sounds.

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