There are a few things in life I’d really like to learn, but am starting to feel like it might never happen. One of those things is to learn to play the guitar.
I’ve taken lessons. The problem is that you actually have to practice–a lot–in order to learn to play the guitar. The lessons, therefore, didn’t quite take. I therefore decided to channel my desire to play the guitar into a necklace:
I’m actually quite a musical person. I played the flute from ages 10-18 and sang in all manners of choirs during my teenage and college years. Not the least of which was Loyola Marymount University’s choir, which at the time was led by Paul Salamunovich, one of the greatest teachers I’ve ever had. He was a bit of a meanie sometimes, and not above punishing by public humiliation, but only because he had such high regard for the music. Depending on what kind of mood he was in, if he heard a wrong note, he’d stop everything and demand to know who was singing it. It only happened to me once and thankfully, everyone around me kept their mouths shut, as did I. In recent years, my singing voice has somehow left the building, so I don’t do much of that anymore. I still do a mean version of Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” in karaoke though.
Over the years then I guess I’ve traded my musical creativity for manual (for lack of a better word). I guess I’m okay with that.
So, back to the necklace. It’s sterling silver polished with a matte finish and the chain hangs asymmetrically. I actually made three of these: one for myself to keep because I like it so much and two more to sell.