So here comes another year of candy, “all saints” and party time for people, especially younger ones. Is alot of it pagan? Of course. So is a ton of what passes for spiritual/”Christian”. Nothing new, this is history repeated.
In a world too quick to forget how many people we all owe thanks to/for, a world of all-too- easily disposable everything (including relationships) we have… cigar box guitars among other things.
Today I was invited to do a bit of music and chat, answer questions with a group of younger peeps from Norway. These are always interesting to me- and I love Norway as I’ve toured there a number of times through most of the country.
In the process I brought a one-string (diddley bow) with a pickup in it (the “body” being an Altoids tin), my Shane Speal 3 string cigarbox git along with my Taylor acoustic.
Most of this group are students in a music school, and as usual, they not only relate to blues but I always love seeing their faces as I pull out these little el-cheapo slide guitars. Playing them acoustically or via one of my (in this case Pignose) little amps, they do cook chili 🙂
So I always make the point “it’s not what you got but what you do with it”.
What do we do with holidays, parties, events we share with others? What -could- we do, how -might- we make these times and relationships giving, beneficial, encouraging as opposed to merely “tolerable” or even a drama, pain or added salt-in-the-eye to what for many is an already stressful life?
The time was well-spent I think, and I enjoyed their questions, attentiveness and awareness.
How can we create more “treat” and less “trick”?
Let’s see… who was it that I read saying “I have come to give you life, life more abundantly”?
I want to participate in that, be part of the conduit for it happening.
“The thief comes not except to rob, kill and destroy”. I used to work for that guy. No more.
Enjoy your weekend!
And thanks for stopping by 🙂