Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I was kid, had just moved to town, I was sitting in his music room at the end of the hall. He showed me this great chord. I don’t remember what it was but it seemed like each finger had to have a mind of it’s own for this chord to come together correctly. I said “yeah, I can’t play chords like that, I hurt my hand a number of years ago…” He looked me square in the face, and with the tone and attitude that only he had, said one of the most profound things anyone has ever said to me…

“So ?”

There are moments in life that define who we are, how we look the world and become the basis for what we do next. Sometimes we realize it when an event happens, most times we get to a place of looking back and realize the impact an event has had on us. After many years I realize this one is both.

Almost every time I think of a good excuse for something I hear him…

“So ?”

“I can’t…” “So ?”

“I wouldn’t be able….” “So ?”

“There’s no way…” “So ?”

and so on and so on…

I find ways to stop myself from trying things. We all find ways to stop ourselves from trying things.

I’m pretty sure I’ve talked myself out of a lot of things I wish I hadn’t...”So ?”

Recently I've been listening to Pedestrain

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