“Between learning and forgetting”

From a new novel about  music and the muse:

Two months ago, she was raw and unblended; tonight she was reasonably effective; someday very soon she would be in danger of marbling over into a slick cast impression of herself. The target was only microns wide, and history’s great singers may simply have been those who happened to make a record in the brief time between learning and forgetting how to manage their power.

Happy Easter.

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  1. the big dog wrote:

    Wow! Going to have to read this one. Thanks, avery.

  2. Irishlad wrote:

    Came across a Canadian novel(2007)by Julie Johnston called “A Very Fine Line”,nothin’ to with music but it does have a nice cover.

  3. Mike McIlwain wrote:

    Doug,
    Thanks for mentioning this book. I’m going to read it. I’ve been trying to find a good new fiction book since the birth of the baby. I can read it during the times she is keeping us up at night.

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