Not that I'm dying. No, I still have lots to do in this lifetime. But just like the movie, The Bucket List, my professor from one of my university Psych-courses (many moons ago) asked us to make a bucket list. He just called it 'Things to do before I die' list. To play the violin has been on my list since then.
I only started playing two years ago. But man, is it ever exhilirating. I don't play like a manic violinist - though I wish I could - but I play good enough for my level. I've had two concerts so far with my instructor, small concerts really. And we perform for free every Christmas season for a nursing home.
I'm into the modern violinists like Anna Phoebe or Vanessa-Mae. I like Hilary Hahn and Nicola Benedetti, too.
I wish I could just spend more time playing the violin. There is a sense of calmness. There is just something in playing the violin that makes you think that things are going to be alright and that everything is just where it should be.