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I’m at 11,000 ft in the Colorado mountains, just got my tent setup and the sleet/snow begins to fall, driving me in for cover. Like chard’s of plastic falling on my rain fly, a rhythm began to emerge. Embracing the moment, I unpacked the guitar and being to jam with nature. For a good forty minutes it was just me, my guitar and the rain. An inspired forty minutes that washed away the ass kicking that work gave me the past month.
I used to be extremely uncomfortable being alone up there or any place away from the distractions of technology because I was forced to face the many thoughts/ideas/rants rattling around in my head. It could be quite nerve racking and I preferred to drown it out with iPods, computers or conversations with friends. Over the past couple trips, I have found that this “alone time” was an opportunity to face the cacophony of thoughts in my head and I was forced to organize and purge; getting comfortable with myself and in turn, more comfortable, with my playing.
So here’s to getting more comfortable and getting better!