Picking up where you left off is easy.
Unless you’re talking about broken trust.
But I’m not. I’m talking about relearning a musical instrument or touching base with an old friend. Let’s keep it simple.
It doesn’t take long for it to come back. When the thick low sounds return I feel silly for not picking the cello back up a long time ago. I tend to regain a vestige of my former comfort level with the cello when I’m asked to play in a wedding. After not touching the thing for months, it can take a good hour or two before I feel comfortable again. But what’s an hour?
It’s the same with friends. For all of the days and weeks spent building friendships it’s too easy to let them fade when miles come between people. You might be guilty of similar neglect.
Maybe we should all aspire to be like Rick Astley. If we never give it up, let it down, run around and desert it, there will be that much less relearning to do.
[I made the cello head illustration in Adobe Illustrator using mostly the pen tool.]