Day 138: Something Beautiful—Guitar as Art

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of a year.

An inexpensive acoustic guitar nearly two years old sits across from my bed. A long time wish to meet a desire to play—and now I do, but only in the most minimal way. Before buying it, I found the most beautiful split burled top on a rounded and voluptuous instrument. On Craig’s List. I wanted it. But could not be convinced that my unskilled fingers deserved a $600 instrument. Silly, narrow girl. I should have bought it as a piece of art.

That gorgeous, loved wooden songstress came to mind last night. I searched eBay looking for her. I Googled images of beautiful guitars—but she has gone underground. Someone else owns her now and keeps her for his private pleasure.

Though it does not make my heart swoon like the split burled one did, I found this  guitar and another kind of beauty. She must sound like heaven or Lucille.



About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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2 Responses to Day 138: Something Beautiful—Guitar as Art

  1. kvennarad says:

    There are two things you should never do with a guitar:

    1] Not buy it, if you want it, no matter how bad a player you are.

    2] Not play it, once you’ve bought it, no matter how bad a player you are.

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