What a sensitive guy


I am losing sensitivity in my fingers. 

For 3 weeks now, bordering on 4, I have been succumbing my left hand to the rigor of steel guitar strings. The result has been a deadening of the nerves – a limbo land of acute sensation and rhythmic numbness, with numbness slowly domineering.

I stare at my fingers, symbolically. Something tells me there is a a meaning to this numbness: “a man of stories goes numb”; or “idle hands find their tune”; or “one must lose life in order to find it.” For the price of sensitivity, my hands discover harmonic beauty. For the price of time, my heart beats with new sounds; from these sounds shall come new words, and these words will find homes among my stories.

Published in: on January 2, 2009 at 3:52 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Welcome to the musical life! Strum on, my friend.

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