Second fiddle for life: A recipe for happiness
I recently joined a community orchestra and chose to play the second violin. The reason was that I had abandoned playing the violin for years and had only gotten back to it during the pandemic.
I was not sure I was good enough to pull it off. The second violin position would be easy and less stressful, I thought to myself.
It was not easy, but somehow, it was less stressful. I hid in the back and played second fiddle quietly.