Playing piano and composing have played an important role in my life since I was fifteen years old. Now as I approach this quarter of my life (my wife won’t let me say “the last quarter of my life”), I feel the urgency to both have the experience of writing music and the need to leave something behind that others including my grandchildren might enjoy someday and have posted a link to a piece I am working on.
We make trade offs all the time between what we would want now and what we will want later. Human beings have a pretty good ability to project into the future. But I am also interested in the relationship and obligation of our future self to who were are now and what that means for our future self.