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J. Daniel Ashton

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Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, —Ecclesiastes 9:10a NIV
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"See that justice is done,
let mercy be your first concern,
and humbly obey your God." —Micah 6:8, CEV
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Always let Him lead you, and He will clear the road for you to follow. —Proverbs 3:5,6 CEV

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Monday, August 02, 2004

on Calluses

Two weeks after CMW I discover that I have calluses on my left-hand fingertips. I played violin with the hymns in church this Sabbath, and found that I was slipping and sliding across the strings as if I had plastic buttons glued to my fingertips. What seems strange is that I did not notice these last week when I was practicing with my kids. Why two weeks after the fact?

More importantly, what can I do about them now? If I make a point of practicing violin every night, that will just make the calluses more permanent, right? Do I need to play nothing for a couple of weeks? Soak my fingertips in water?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought callouses were good...


10:42 AM  
Blogger Daniel said...

True, they are. I'm accustomed to having regular violinist's calluses. But what I've got now seems much bigger and thicker, and I felt like I was slipping and sliding over the strings.

11:49 AM  
Blogger David said...

Chamber Music Weekend surely does grow 'em quickly, especially if one attends the pre-session!

11:12 PM  

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