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.