I recently returned to playing the flute after a 23 year hiatus. Its been a lot of fun trying to recover my old and long forgotten skills.
My inspiration to return to the flute came while attending the National Flute Association convention in Nashville in August 2004. Coincidentally, I had moved to the Nashville area just 2 weeks before the convention, so it was very easy to attend.
The NFA convention was great, and I decided to buy a used Miyazawa flute off ebay so I could test the waters. After a year, I was still enjoying playing, so I make the jump to a handmade Powell flute. It should suit me for the rest of my flute playing days.