Thursday, November 16, 2006

MUSIC WITHIN

I have owned 3 guitars in my lifetime. I always wanted to play an instrument but four kids in private school kept money limited. When my parents divorced, my mom bought me a second-hand guitar with the few bucks she scraped together.

Years later, I bought my second guitar...an Alverez, steel stringed acoustic. A year or so into music lessons, I had a teacher that specialized in classical guitar. He encouraged me to give it a try. He helped me pick out my classic guitar and a whole new world opened up for me.

My soul opened up to the beauty of the sounds and harmonies of the music I played. I learned to feel the emotions in music. I loved the feel of this guitar, which is held...no embraced...much differently than a steel string. It was with this guitar that I would play my own love songs to Jesus. If I close my eyes, I can still smell the wood.... Despite my love for music, my lessons, my hours of practice....I was only a mediocre musician. I am destined to be an appreciator of the gift rather than an owner of the gift.

My Alverez is somewhere in the mountains of South America. It was given to a tribe that had no instruments to use in their worship. My classic guitar now belongs to my daughter. She has the gift of music within.

Image taken from here.

8 comments:

Richard said...

I don't play any instruments. I played the tombone in high school (music class made us choose instruments).

We have a piano at home and Tania was taking lessons, but that has passed.

Tom Harry said...

hey guitar is not easy to play! my buddy taught me the bass as a bday gift while he would strum on the guitar. i enjoyed a lot, but i have played once so far.

Jada's Gigi said...

my entire family loves music either in audio or verbal form...some of us are appreciators and some of us have the gift...but my son gets to really live the music...
Either way..we are blessed...

Aaron said...

Im still waiting for you to play classical guitar long enough for me to hear....please schedule a time in office that you can sit and play for 30 min...thank you =)

KayMac said...

R-band class...never had that kind of fun.

TH-flute, piano...and bass guitar? nice!

JG-agree

A-i get teased enough by Dan & Scott. don't think i want to open myself for more!

Sara Maria said...

I love music. Its my biggest passion. I play the piano, flute, guitar, and drums. And I sing. Music is the only thing Im really any good at! Well, that and cop chasing. I can always find those silly cops.

KayMac said...

SM-you should write a musical about chasing cops..lol

Anonymous said...

I have always wanted to play the guitar!

I wish I could learn it sometime... cause when I was small, my mom made me play the piano ("guitar maybe later") cuz we just had had one at home ever since I could remember and my grandma was a piano and singing teacher... I love music!