Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

1. The feel of the strings beneath my fingertips

2. The vibration as the note holds

3. The sound of the chord as the right hand strums

4. The rhythm of the music tapped out on the bass strings

5. Tonal changes as the right hand moves from the sound hole to the neck

6. Words that inspire even if sung off-key

7. Chords that combine to create epochs of power and a collective memory of the history of the world

8. The agility of fingers that fly over six strings and up and down the neck

9. The tranquility of soothing sounds that lull the soul into a space akin to intense meditation

10. Joy of perfection when a song has been mastered

11. A way to emote without ever giving voice to unspeakable feelings

12. A pathway to rejoicing and celebrating the splendorin life and the love of the heavens

13. Some of the reasons why I've gone back to playing my guitar

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  1. Sounds so fulfilling! I always wished I had learned to play. Maybe someday...

  2. I used to play as a teen...nothing fancy...just some folk songs with simple chords. Very basic stuff. I always wished I had developed it into something. Very soothing to play an instrument...

  3. I'm glad you've gone back to playing. I used to feel that way when I played the hammered dulcimer and the piano--it brought me great joy.

  4. I wish I could but it seems like Greek to me. I wish I could sew too.


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