So far, I only know a few words and some grammatical rules, and I can only build a few versions of the same simple sentences. When it comes to French, I know how to build sentences and inflect words; but as soon as I have to talk about new things, I am lost.
Learning a language takes thousands of hours and thousands of mistakes. We know we will never be fluent in Japanese if we never speak Japanese. Yet somehow, we expect ourselves to be able to apply new rules to our lives in a heartbeat. We may hear some great advice on a podcast and curse ourselves for having forgotten about it a week later. We have to remember it will take time and practice before we can apply new rules naturally, no matter how obvious they may seem to those who have practised them longer than us.
A week ago, I gave a lecture at my old university. Having done this twice last year, I somehow expected myself not to get scared this time. So when I did, I was too disappointed in myself to admit it. I should have been practicing in Scotland, but I was too anxious to even think about the lecture.
During the lecture, I had to keep reminding myself of the simplest of rules. Keep breathing. Stop blushing. Stop shaking. Look up. Speak louder. Slow down. Stop saying um. Stop looking at the screen. Stop thinking about later. Stop fiddling with your hands. It was impossible.
So I made mistakes. I lost focus. I ran out of breath. I broke all the rules. And yet, a part of me was disappointed. Then I stopped. I started making books before I started school. When I was nine, I spent weeks making filofaxes out of paper, tape and glue, with secret folders and perforated notes and intricate paper locks. Later, I made simple hand-bound poetry collections as Christmas gifts. I still do, sometimes. While I have always found books magical and could spend hours in libraries and bookshops, just stroking old spines and inhaling the scent of words, I had forgotten all about my childhood passion of making books until just a few months ago.
This Sunday, I treated myself to a bookbinding class in Edinburgh. When I walked out of the studio four hours later, it felt like I had been there for a few minutes. For the first time after a long period of uncertainty, I felt like I might have rediscovered a passion I really want to pursue. Not because anyone told me to. Not because I want to make money from it. After the class, I had planned to work for the rest of the day.
Instead, I took a detour to a second-hand bookshop and lost track of time again. In the evening, I headed to Edinburgh International Book Festival and got a last-minute ticket to a deeply moving and inspiring lecture with classical pianist and author James Rhodes.
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