Monday, January 21, 2008

all who wander, are not lost. - JRR Tolkien

so every once in a while you will read something, or hear something, or watch something or dream about something, that will truly inspire you do something. anything. and for that moment of inspiration, you think big despite all the restrictions one may have, and you tell yourself you will do it. but as the next distraction, or the drudgery of day to day life sets in, you forget about it, until the inspiration strikes again in some form or the other.

i started my guitar lessons, this week. part of the always wanted to do things. we were probably the most diverse group that can ever be. a white red haired guy, just graduated (i believe) from college, a hispanic man who aspires to be the guy who plays awesome music at the train station, an african american grandma kinds, whose cousins play awesomely and she wants to play as well. and then there was my friend, a canadian-taiwanese trader and lastly, me.

at first, my impressions were this place looks shady. and my friend pointed out most muscians are poor, and it probably wont be an upscale place for sure. but barring first impressions, it was pretty great, the teacher was good and encouraging and no matter how much my fingers wouldnt curl, she didnt lose patience, until i sort of got it right.

It is a lot of hardwork and practice and at the end of the day your finger tips do hurt, but apparently it gets better and the pain does go away. leaving you with a skill that makes you and possibly others feel a lot better.

heres a dekko at someone whose given me another dose of inspiration.


5 comments:

santosh 2:47 AM  

nice to know another wannabe guitarist..:)
learning guitar is there on my list of things to do, but could not do much so far.. lets hope this year i am able to..

life of pi 7:52 PM  

santosh : Hope so too. Hopefully my post has motivated you a bit =), if not just watch more of andy mckee playing. It really is quite hard work, and iv developed some callouses on my fingers, thats helped in numbing the pain but it still feels uncomfortable= almost like something is growing on your fingers. but dont let that discourage you, there is no feeling than finally being able to play a song and actually sound good while playing.

Ashraf's Pen 5:40 AM  

The title is my most loved piece of poetry.

I have it memorised by heart since class 8th when I first read it.

For vanity's sake I shall complete it
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all who wander are lost,
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not touched by frost
"

Even the second stanza is equally wonderful

Anyway its great to know u r taking guitar lessons.

Its on my list of things to do for long. Somewhere near learning the salsa and penning a novel.

Hopefully shall get to it someday.

life of pi 6:31 PM  

u should write, i think its totally a good idea. u might want to check out lulu.com. now anyone can write their own book.

Ashraf's Pen 8:03 PM  

Thanks a lot for the encouragement.

Shall send u an autographed copy of the book, whenever it finally comes out. :)

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