21 November 2010

Macro Monday Music

Today I am thankful for music and everything it has added to my life.  I have music on every where - at home, in the office, while I'm be-bopping in my car (ok, sometimes that gets me into trouble), but you get the idea.  I would have difficulty functioning normally without music in my world.


When my siblings and I were young my parents encouraged us to pick an instrument and learn how to play.  I picked flute and then guitar.  I played flute for 10 years, the last few competitively.  After 1 year in college level music, I realized I could not keep up with the musicians and have a completely different major/minor.  At that point I stopped playing flute.


I played guitar for a few years with friends, and primarily in church.  How much fun is it to play with hundreds of people singing along?!  It was as close to stage and stardom as I would get.  A few years ago, while out on a work trip (I say this a lot don't I?) I met up with a friend for dinner.  After eating and gossiping a while, we headed to do some shopping.  The last stop was the music store, as I have always been fascinated by them.  I think it might have to do with all the shiny things!  I ended up purchasing this guitar.  I hope to get back to taking lessons soon.


I am thankful for the years of lessons not only to learn to read music and play, but for what it taught me in life lessons.  I learned that with continued practice, I got better.  I learned that everyone has a gift and even if playing music professionally isn't mine, I can enjoy developing some small skill for fun.  Lastly I learned that music brings all kinds of people together, and that can be the real gift.


This is also my macro Monday entry for this week.  Do go visit Lisa for more fun!





M.E.

12 comments:

Kala said...

Wonderful perspective and DoF in these images.

Ashley Sisk said...

Great post - music is a big part of my life as well. I don't necessarily play anymore (I played the piano and flute) but I love having music around me at all times. Who doesn't?!

Gayle...... that,s me said...

There is a real richness and warmth to these beautiful photos of your guitar.

Jan n Jer said...

Music is a big part of my life also. Two of grandaughters are taking piano lessons, something I always wanted to do. I did learn how to play the flute and auto harp way back when. What would life be like without music, I shudder to think such a thing! Great shots of your new guitar and kudos for you taking it back up.

Maaike said...

great shots, I would love to play the gitar

Shirley said...

Good for you for continuing with your love of music! It is indeed a talent! My daughter plays piano and loves it. There are indeed a lot of lessons to be learned from music.

margie said...

two guitars in our living room! great macros.

Denise said...

Oh that's wonderful! May you have many happy hours playing your new guitar. My Dad was a beautiful piano player and I loved to sing along with him, but alas neither my sister nor I ever learned to play the piano or any other musical instrument. We do have a musically inclined daughter-in-law who sings at her church. She is also a really beautiful opera singer. She is doing her post-graduate degree and is hoping to perform one day. Thanks to her Mom she learned of a local rock band who needed a girl singer, so will be performing with them in the meantime at area restaurants. I'm looking forward to seeing her when they have their first 'gig' if that's the right term these days :)

Ewa said...

great capture!
it's great to be able to play an instrument! I play piano, not as often as I would like know, but whenever I am back at my parents house I always find a moment to play a bit:)

nanny said...

Music.....isn't it a joy....
I don't play any instrument but love to listen!!!!

SouthernSass said...

My older son "plays" at playing guitar. My nephew plays in a band. Good for you and have fun playing your new guitar! It was also nice to learn that about you!

Katie said...

Lovely photos!! I also played the flute and then guitar...both rather poorly I might add! :)