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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Chrysanthemums.
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
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What is a skill you wish you had?

GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands ModeratorPosts: 5,307 mod
We're a talented bunch here, but have you ever wished that you had a skill that you don't have at the moment?

For me, I would like to be able to play the piano. I can play it a little bit, but I'd like to be able to read the music and play beautiful pieces. Some people make it look so easy.

What about you? If you could choose one skill to have, what would it be?

Comments

  • mounamouna Posts: 1,675 ✭✭✭
    I would like to learn languages,my native language is arabic,I can speak a French not very good,and now I'm learning English.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,307 mod
    mouna said:

    I would like to learn languages,my native language is arabic,I can speak a French not very good,and now I'm learning English.

    It's always good to be able to speak in different languages, and it is great when you are able to talk to people when you're abroad. It makes travelling so much easier!
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,992 mod
    I wish I was more adept at diy.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,307 mod
    mheredge said:

    I wish I was more adept at diy.

    So do I. A friend of mine helped me with some decorating last weekend, and also did a few bits and pieces around the house that needed to be done. I was amazed at how quickly he could do them, as it would have been a huge job for me!
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,992 mod
    I once decided to Tile around my bath in the first place I lived in when I was working. I used to try not to notice the wonky lines after, while soaking in my bath as I was obviously never destined to be a tiler.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,307 mod
    mheredge said:

    I once decided to Tile around my bath in the first place I lived in when I was working. I used to try not to notice the wonky lines after, while soaking in my bath as I was obviously never destined to be a tiler.

    It might not have been perfect, but I think it's great that you were able to have bath in a room you had decorated yourself. There is something special about that!
  • maykmayk Posts: 156 ✭✭
    to become a magician is one of my skill I want to have. but I can't do any simple tricks.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,307 mod
    mayk said:

    to become a magician is one of my skill I want to have. but I can't do any simple tricks.

    There are a lot of guides about how to do tricks that you can read online, so perhaps you should think about taking a look at one of those to help you get the hang of things?
  • SairaSaira Posts: 846 ✭✭✭
    I wish to speak good English and help all the poor people and solve their problems as much as I can.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,307 mod
    Saira said:

    I wish to speak good English and help all the poor people and solve their problems as much as I can.

    I think it is really good that you would like to try and help people to solve their problems. You must be a very nice person indeed if you would like to do that.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,992 mod
    I wish I could be better at carpentry. I tried an evening class once but my spice rack project wasn't much good.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,307 mod
    mheredge said:

    I wish I could be better at carpentry. I tried an evening class once but my spice rack project wasn't much good.

    I think every carpentry class starts with making a spice rack! But I would suggest that you keep practicing. Nobody is perfect at anything right from the start, and it always takes a lot of effort to get it spot on.
  • AbrilAbril Posts: 2
    My native language is spanish and i would like to master english. I like to learn new things, watching youtube videos i have been learning to bake, to draw and paint in watercolor, but learning english, well, it's not so easy
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,307 mod
    Well there is no doubt that you are in the right place to master English. It looks like you are already doing very well at it, judging by how good your English is on your post.
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