“Metamorphosis” by Michele Bledsoe
I am a self-taught artist.
I am also a self-taught, occasional guitarist.
I like to pick out difficult pieces of music and teach myself to play them on the guitar.
Maybe that’s a strange hobby for someone who can’t read music and never had a lesson..
but I believe that determination and dedication can overcome any obstacle.
When I first attempted to learn “Classical Gas”
it seemed utterly impossible.
I could barely get my fingers to reach where they needed to go.
Slowly and clumsily
I fought through my frustration
one agonizing note at a time.
It was very difficult
and it sounded awful
but, I refused to give up.
It took me four years to learn “Classical Gas”
and every time I play that beautiful, complicated piece of music on my guitar
I am reminded that you can accomplish anything..
if you are willing to do what it takes to get there.
Sometimes it takes years.
Sometimes it takes a lifetime.
It’s worth it.
Life is a marathon, not a sprint.