The guitar was sitting next to the fireplace untouched. My children can play various instruments and sing and we always had lots of music in our home. We gave away the piano so we didn’t have to move it. Oh, how I miss it. We sold the violin and the mandolin. Andy took the banjo and his guitar. Doug gave me a guitar for my birthday a few years ago. I wish I could say that I have Andy’s natural talent but I will forget what I learned musically pretty quickly. Twenty years of piano and I would still need to reteach myself. I can sing, but not as consistently as the contestants of the Voice. But I do love music.
This year we worked like crazy folks to rebuild. I tend to hurry, hurry. No time, no time! But what harm does it do if I am ten minutes behind because I am singing loudly and strumming with chords and following a beginning guitar book? All that does is add joy to my life! And I’ll write about it more in the coming weeks, but my goals for 2017 are to live. Really live.
I will be on the search for a piano for our new house as well. The piano cares not if I am a maestro or not. A home filled with music is a home filled with love and joy.
If you could learn any instrument, what would it be?