Mandonoodling and Rumi Again

Posted January 8, 2015 @ 1:52pm | by Tripp

I used to get up in the morning and make these little videos of my playing mandolin or something. The purpose was simply to get me playing, to get these morning musical meditations on my radar by making them at least a little social. I hate making music alone. It's like drinking alone. Pitiful.

So, I stopped doing it for a while there, but the last two days I've started at it again. I'm posting them on Facebook and Instagram. The inspiration was this poem by Rumi.

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.

Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

I am fearful. So, I need to play more.


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