Saturday, September 5, 2015

From expert to fun

What fun it is to see an expert have fun is it not? When you see someone improvising on a piece of music or dance or facilitation or sports - is it not fun?

The amazing thing about this is that unless you are an expert you cannot have fun. (Hat tip to better half for articulating this.) Let me qualify.

If you see an expert musician improvise on a piece - and it sounds so good - almost as if she is playing around with the music - it is fun, but it is also good. The expert can have fun in a way that it is still rhythmic, musical, enjoyable - you name it.

It is not the same as clowning around - singing off key or missing all shots that are thrown at you.

This is the magic - where the expert juggler can juggle with more fun than anyone else. See this violin maestro having fun with the violin - a classical musician playing a film song and having fun with it. See his expressions as he does it...

Or watch Roger Federrer try out a new second serve return - that only an expert can do...


Know the rules, then break some - if you don't know the rules you aren't good enough. Knowing those rules and then questioning and being able to bend them - thats genius...

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