This fall we have a new fire pit at the Showhouse. S’mores and my new acoustic guitar now find their way to this fire pit on a regular basis.
E Minor, A Major, D Major, G Major. These are my main chords on the guitar, at the moment. Beginner chords, but it is a start. I once played a little, back in the day. Now I am taking it up again. It has been over fifteen years, so I am pretty much starting all over. Besides being a relaxing release for me to focus on, it is also a great reminder of the challenges inherent to any creative endeavor, and the gratificiation received.
The guitar has also reminded me of being the creative director of a design collective. Every day we arrive at the studio with the hopes of creating beautiful buildings and objects. The strings on the guitar are analogous to each design talent on a creative team. Creating harmony and beauty with this instrument is the awesome privilege that my team enjoys each day. Thanks to those of you that allow us to play, and to those of you that listen.