little words of wisdom

i've had an extremely tough time concentrating on playing lately, and it's been pretty poopy. but today, as friend craig and i strolled to school, he told me this:

"you're chinese, so you understand this...
what you're going through is like one of those chinese finger traps.
the more you try to fight it, the harder it's going to be to break.
but if you take it easy on yourself, and let yourself go for a bit, 
you'll come out of your funk with ease..."

...and i proceeded to have a wildly successful two hours on the xylophone.

thanks, craig.