Wednesday, November 17, 2010

if i were a guitar, would i dream of lyrics?

23 comments:

RW said...

Too mundane.

No. 12 string open tuning.

I hope....

anne artist said...

you are right, rw. it would be too mundane. so what would i dream of if i were a guitar?

RW said...

12 string open tuning. Leo Kottke's fingers. Stuff like that.

I hope...

anne artist said...

i am new to the world of guitars so am very glad to know about leo kottke. sounds like something i would be interested in. thanks!

since the guitar is made of wood, would it dream of the forest?

RW said...

That's the difference between resource and product. Does a strip of leather dream of a cow? Probably the answer is in there.

anne artist said...

maybe the tree dreams of being a guitar.

that is an important distinction....resource and product.

then does the guitar dream of someone to play it?

Bleeding Healer said...

if you were a guitar you would be a beautiful musical...with all your moves and actions and emotions you would be stringing different notes which well...will create a symphony..
so even when you are "dreaming" about lyrics..you probably have finished a song...

BH

RW said...

If it's up to the Tao the guitar is only there for it's function. So it wouldn't dream of someone to play it, it would merely wait for someone to play it.

anne artist said...

bh, i love this! maybe rather than dreaming of the symphony, if i were a guitar, i would be hearing the symphony before it was written.....

Bleeding Healer said...

probably...sound will travel faster..yet thought seems to come faster on our mind..but dreaming might take time...
and regarding the forest, trees and guitar wishes..I believe we all wish for something in life..most importantly to be appreciated...
I guess the tree wants that, the forest wants that..and the guitar wants that..
BH

anne artist said...

so, rw, if the guitar is only there for its function, am i only here for my function?

is to be appreciated, bh, to be validated?

Bleeding Healer said...

probably...
I mean we all feel the need to be recognized..no man is truly "i don't care if others don't notice me"..I guess we all want to be noticed and appreciated in all honesty...
BH

Sir said...

once a resource becomes a product, it should dream of being refined. or in the case of the Tao, wait to be refined, or mined. there's always somewhere else you can go and, until death, it's never backwards.

maybe a strip of leather dreams of being a guitar strap.

but how do you refine a guitar? maybe a classic guitar dreams of being electric and an electric guitar dreams of being acoustic.

anne artist said...

for another person to hear our song......that is a gift....

anne artist said...

sir, thank you for adding the word "refined".....that changes things. and i suppose refined is relative.....

how do you define the word, by the way?

Sir said...

When I think of "refine" i think of extraction of traits, at the expense of other traits. This fundamentally alters the original composition of the substance. however once something is refined, it becomes a new, original entity, it's past is gone.

the process can be man made, or natural

heroin can never be morphine
diamonds can never be coal.

The benefits or costs are set and determined by every individual and are unique....

On a tangent, refine is different than reform: reform offers no extraction and is more akin to molding clay. It's whatever you want it to be, until it breaks. which is why many reformed criminals find themselves in jail, they're being molded the wrong way.

I would call someone with Elizabethan manners reformed, not refined.

How do you define refine?

Miranda said...

no, you will dream of chords. guitars can't speak.

anne artist said...

miranda, what would a cord represent?

anne artist said...

sir, interesting distinction between refined and reformed. i would say that to reform is to become more like a standard. to use your analogy, to mold one's clay into an image more consistent with the norm. on the other hand, i guess i could reform myself using my own internal standards.

as for refined, my initial response is that it is smoothness.....no sharp edges. a gentleness since there is no need to fight. lack of "noise". letting go of what is not essential and expressing what remains without the ego looking for commendation. if i refine my thought.....which clearly i have not done here....i would reply with few words that expressed my response in a way much better than i am doing now....i must reform.......

zzyshhh said...

As guitar will feel the mood of the player and will share those moments of intimacy, you and the guitar player might make dream the rest with the music its coming out of you both!

Raji said...

you would dream of tunes from the past and the future!

Lazarus Lupin said...

A guitar can speak in gifted hands.

Lazarus lupin

anne artist said...

and it can be a journey for the hands to transcend the mind in order to touch the strings.....