Saturday, March 20, 2010
That's not necessarily true, but finding the TIME for it has been killer! With the return of the sun, I have been out and about all day and recuperating in the evenings. I make no apologies - I'm a total sun worshiper and I simply cannot resist!
One activity I have taken to is playing my guitar out and about in public. I find it a fantastic way to practice, get some "fresh" air (as fresh as city air can get), sunshine and meet people. I've discovered that you run into some interesting and sometimes fantastic situations when you walk around town with a guitar in your hand.
People stop, they listen, they talk to you... whereas normally they would walk on by with nary a thought to poor little insignificant you, or maybe not to anyone else. Music is healing, and I think it's one of the few, and powerful, ways we have of easily connecting with each other, especially in this divide and conquer society in which we live, doing its best to keep us isolated from each other. Making these connections through song the past few days has really risen my spirits and given me some hope about community building and connecting.
It leads me to wonder what kind of world we would live in if EVERYONE would just go out from time to time and sing...
Anyway, I'll leave you with something nice - the current song I'm working on perfecting. It's going pretty well, I think. (And don't worry, it's the real artist, not my half-assed attempt :) )
Have a great day, guys. Enjoy the sun, enjoy each other, and think about bringing a little music into yours or someone else's life.
Photo by: snowriderguy