Frequent Failure Points

Well, I just found out I failed to place in yet another composition competition. And it got me thinking how cool it would be if, like frequent flyer points, you could get frequent failure points and redeem them at some point for actual success (or a flight to Florida). Reluctantly, I have to admit that I do receive some return on investment for my failures — points toward experience or resilience or just plain stubbornness and refusal to give up. So in the end I guess it’s worth it to keep trying and failing, to learn how to shake it off and get back up, but most importantly to strive for what you love even when it doesn’t pay off how you expect it to.

 
Just for fun — here is a short clip from my most recent failure, a piece for violin & piano… I hope you enjoy:

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