A shining. . .

There are some evenings that simply glow, and this is one of them.

I have been absent from this space for awhile, and I apologize. I had many things that I thought of writing about, but when I sat down in front of the screen, they didn’t happen.

I don’t know if it was a delayed response to my brother’s death or some other form of malfeasance of the spirit, but I just didn’t want to write.

But tonight I am full of joy. It’s Ben’s birthday, and our daughter Inger has come to visit. She brought with her an electric bass guitar and a 12-string acoustic that she rescued from oblivion. For the last hour or so I’ve ducked out and listened from the sidelines to Ben (one of the finer guitar players I’ve ever known) showing her little tips and tricks.

Ben and I play the guitar. Ben is proficient, I am competent. Inger does not play, has never played, but something caused this leap of faith that she could play. And I suspect she will. I hope she finds the same magic in it that I have.

I worried when she was young because she did not sing. I grew up singing, and I thought everyone did. Now she is seemingly discovering her music, and that makes me very happy.

My daughter has given me so much joy in life. It pleases me immensely to watch her finding her own joy.

6 Responses to “A shining. . .”

  1. Josh Bancroft Says:

    What an awesome mental image. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    And welcome back – you were missed.

  2. Philip Ferris Says:

    It make glad to know that you are too.

    Welcome back, as Josh says, you were missed.

  3. Philip Ferris Says:

    Whoops, “It makes me glad to know that you are too.”

  4. akentuckycreation Says:

    Glad to see you back also. I have returned from the Great Northwest to my Ky. Home. Mom and Baby are fine and are coming to visit. Everytime I use White Lilly I think of you. Joy does come back to our lives.


  5. Marianne Says:

    Josh, Phil, Lee, thanks. I’m going to try to be a bit more reliable. . .;^}

  6. CigSpipigekex Says:

    I don’t know what to say!
    signature: http://moodle.stauber.info/user/view.php?id=1345&course=1&metka=ge5he8hgp

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