When I was young, my aunt Barbara visited and played a rip-roaring rendition of this fantastic tune and I was awestruck. 2000 years later I finally got Dad to send me the sheet music and 300 years after that I'm finally working my way through it, slowly and when no-one else is home (though I do feel sorry for the neighbours). I never realised I have ten thumbs!
Sometimes, it's easier to play by ear and eye than read music (and I hardly ever play by ear). As with lots of Debussy's music. I need to learn the notes, then look at the patterns my hands are making, and listen at the same time. Even with music, I'm a visual learner.
And Dad, if you're reading this, stop rolling your eyes! LOL