Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I had a dream
I awake early last week, aware that I had a dream.
As you do, I began to tune it, tightening the strings. Satisfied with the results, I laid it aside and went to make a cup of tea.
Returning to play the newly tuned guitar, I was saddened to see that half the strings were broken. They had not survived the tightening.
Which left me pondering. Should I have tightened the strings more slowly? Might they then not have broken?
But then again, might it be better for the guitar to have new strings anyway? The sound will be cleaner, truer.
Although, then again, new strings are also tricky. They are known for their ability to easily slip out of tune and thus require constant ongoing care and attention.
“I had a dream, and no one can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.” Genesis 41.15