One Step Leading to the Next

By on Nov 6, 2013 in Risks and Passions | 1 comment

When I thought about playing my guitar at this month’s “The Risk of Pursuing Your Passion” event, it seemed a perfect fit. After all, my music is my passion and life itself is imbued with risk.  I don’t mean “risk” with overtones of menace or hazards but more like the “risk” inherent in opening one’s life to possibility. Here’s what I know about passion and risk. After an extended time away, music and I have found each other again. Passion evolves. The way I love, what I love, and even when I love, these have all changed in nuanced and varied ways during my life. My connection with music was there early on, but not clearly defined. My first guitar, black with a red rose, came to me when I was thirteen. I immediately began teaching myself how to play every style I heard. At twenty I declared that my formal training would begin, and with that I...