When Arthritis Took Away My Passion of 17 Years

Katie Critelli
5 min readAug 23, 2023

And what it taught me about grief , healing, and moving forward

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A few days ago, my Dad found an old CD buried in our home and sent me a series of files with music I hadn’t heard in 13 years.

Despite all that time, the glassy notes, arpeggios, and dynamics were still fresh in my mind. I breathed along with the musician and anticipated her pauses. After all…

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Katie Critelli

I help people discover more pleasure, joy, and vitality in life. Find me here: https://www.find-your-spark.com/