I am Syl DuBenion, a 21 year old saxophonist & composer. I am currently an undergraduate at the Berklee College of Music.
Welcome to Room for Improvement, my space to share my music with everyone. In-between that you can catch some of my other interests. Thanks for stopping by and take care.
Posted on Wednesday, 19 June
I’ve been having a hard time getting out of bed for the past three weeks. Hmm.
Posted on Sunday, 16 June
“Forget about something and it will become your own” versus “don’t give up on what you believe and you shall achieve it.”
Two opposing ideas that guarantee the same result. What a life we are able to lead where both of these proposals can be true… Or maybe I’m missing the link that makes them one in the same. Hmm.
Posted on Friday, 24 May
Pain demands to be felt.
Posted on Tuesday, 21 May
I could start fires with what I feel for you. But that’s reckless, so I won’t. Just putting that out there.
Actually… Yes. I think I will!
Posted on Friday, 17 May
Giving up on what you believe in is, as I see it, easy. Therefore, it is difficult for me to stop believing. This may be because I’m stubborn or hardheaded. Or delusional. I feel it’s because I am assured this is what needs to happen. Hmm.
I sure am doing a lot of writing about this.
Posted on Monday, 13 May
“Get what you want.”
I just received that advice a short while ago. I’ve been hearing it over and over for the past week. I know what I want now. It’s become easier and easier lately to figure that out. The difficult part is now figuring what I need to accomplish in order to earn and receive what I want.
All these wants and they only equate to one need! Life is so simple sometimes.
Posted on Tuesday, 7 May
A short while ago I bought a marble notebook. You know, those composition notebooks elementary schools “required” you have every year (only this one has stripes instead of the marble design… Whataver, I digress). I don’t know why I bought it, but I think I felt I needed it.
There are things I can’t really write about here that need to exist outside of my head, but not necessarily in someone else’s yet. The notebook now has a purpose.
Posted on Friday, 26 April
The more things seem to change the more they stay the same.
Posted on Tuesday, 23 April
There are days when we feel big; we may have something important to accomplish or we are preparing to receive / give a momentous offering. We’re confident but careful as to not let anyone perceive said confidence as arrogance or a selfishly rude act. Counter those days with the times we feel small: the feeling that nothing we’re doing is necessarily contributing to our community, our society, our universe. We take care to not let that insecurity seem crippling and detrimental to our environment, but not careful enough to seemingly hide it altogether.
I’ve no patience to discern where I am from day to day. It feels as though a day’s time is almost too long a measurement for me anyway.
Posted on Tuesday, 23 April
I’m a fool so I do foolish things.
Posted on Sunday, 31 March
I keep forgetting everything happens for a reason.
Posted on Sunday, 10 March
I hit my head Friday night going into Saturday morning. Went to the hospital, got stitches. I’ve been a little forgetful, slightly dizzy and sleepy. I hope this is temporary. I’m sure it is.
I’m thankful I had friends around to help when it happened.
Posted on Thursday, 7 March
I keep getting told that I should not worry about what I want, and that it will work itself into my life once I “forget” about it.
But why would I want something I could forget about?
Posted on Thursday, 31 January
Everything is impossible until it is possible.
Posted on Sunday, 20 January
Until then, if not before.