The one major piano competition I entered in was adjudicated by a Russian teacher who had this to constructive criticism to say of all of us, "When playing, always think clarity, clarity, more clarity!"
Who else feels that they need to work on clarity of speech, clarity of mind, and clarity of purpose? What clouds up clear perception? How about hectic schedules, music constantly playing on earphones, and driving to and fro from too many activities?
To clarify: someone asked me if the picture at the head of my blog is of my house. No, it is the unlived-in house across the street, which if I had a million dollars I would buy and turn into an idyllic inn and farm the 20 or 30 acres and woods that surrounds it! The view of Mt. Hood is always incredible, a blessing to me every time I feel the 'wanderlust' and take a walk in my beautiful countryside.