Saturday, August 30, 2008

A Virtuous Woman Never Hides Her Bushel

The title may be misleading. It is a quote from the LDS version of Pride and Prejudice. The character- the Mr. Collins figure- misquotes: A virtuous woman never hides her light under a candle. Meaning, that it's good to share talents. In light of this, I've decided to develop my own talents.

I never expect to be a great guitarist. Don't have the finger length. (So of you are scoffing, wondering about my sanity, but trust me, the two are related.) But, I still want to learn my favorite songs, or at least some of them. So far, all I can play is a couple measures of "Hero" by the lovely Enrique Inglesias. It's not much, I know, but hey, Parable of the Talents, right? Nevertheless, my brother is excited about teaching me, and I am excited to learn.

I am learning a few Iron & Wine songs: "Resurrection Fern," "Flightless Bird, American Mouth," and "Southern Anthem." They all are hard in their own ways, but most of the hardness comes from the fact my fingers don't stretch that much.

Despite the difficulties, I love it. Music, of any medium is so wonderful. That's why I like to drum my fingers along to the songs I'm singing in my head. It drives OCD people even more crazy, but to me, it's just more music. Yes, I will never be a Hendrix, Paige, Van Halen, or Harrison, but the little I can do, makes me that much happier.

Turn on some tunes today. See how your life changes.


Laura said...

hooray for music! here's my new obsession:

Ruthie said...

Can't wait to hear you when I come out and visit. I think I just might need to start listening to Iron and Wine. I sure miss you!