My physio has been encouraging me to try to play the cello again, if only to help with the shoulder recovery. So last week I tried. Sadly it is still not possible: it is too painful lifting my arm enough to pull the bow over the strings.
Just to complicate things I had to ask my friend Charles fpr help with my very out of tune cello – it is now nearly eight months since I have played. Unfortunately the A string was broken in the process and I need to take my cello to the luthier in Montpellier for a general check.
I had thought it might not fit in my little car. Amazingly, if I put down the passenger seat ad remove the shelf over the boot, it does!