So I’m really not very good at guitar. It’s something, however, that I really enjoy playing and learning. I just find it so totally freeing to pick up a guitar, strum a few chords, and just start emptying the contents of my heart.
The other night I was feeling overwhelmed, emotional, and so tired (which is pretty much all the time with this medication I am on!). I had just finished a talk with Rebekah and was just feeling…burdened. She had fallen asleep on the couch and so off I went, grabbed the guitar, and started just playing along. Nothing special, mind you. Actually a whole lot of my friends G,C,D,and Em.
But while I am playing, I just start to sing. I sing about my fear, my pain, my needs, my hopes. I sing and sing and play and play. And before I know it, I start singing something that actually resembles a song. I grab my iPhone and record the simple melody. I play it and sing it and I start to dig it. Simple. Honest. Good.
The next night I nervously share the simple little song with Rebekah and she likes it. So we start working through the rest of the song and she comes up with a great catchy chorus and bam – we finished a song. Together. Something new. Something us. And the really cool thing about creating something new is that it’s exhilarating. It gives you life. It’s so much better than watching TV.
So hopefully we’ll get a simple little recording together and post right here. Don’t expect much, but for me, it’s a lot.