"Slow me down,
don't let love just pass me by,"
The tempo for Solfeggietto is allegro vivace. At that speed the notes cascade down the keyboard like a waterfall. To learn the notes I slow it down. C.P.E. Bach moves through the triads of C minor, G minor, and F minor disconnecting and dancing with the notes in what seem to be simple exercises. The listener who hears the composition at full tempo may never know the intricacies of his patterns.
Fast or slow, there is much to learn from the tempo of our life. When adversity washes over us, we want life to speed up, to get through the difficulty. When sweet joy comes to visit we want to freeze the frame and savor longer.
I enjoy slowing down parts of my life which are naturally fast paced. In those moments I can meet the eye, give a lingering touch, and pause from unnecessary words. Tempo is not good or bad.
The tempo of our life allows us to highlight the focus.
I have been writing with the Five Minute Friday Group for more than two years and I really enjoy the talented writers