Tuesday, 23 October 2007

I got my second real six string...






Something on my to do list in Cyprus is learning to play the guitar. It has been a desire of mine for years... I bought my first one 6 years ago, but had to sell it to buy a stethascope when I went to school. That was a different time and different place ago. So just before moving here, I bought another one (a seagull acoustic with a hard shell case and a funky green strap:)) and let myself dream again that I would someday know how to play. It is good to be getting started - I have a long way to go. But because of this, something happened that I didn't anticipate. This morning, I was listening to a favourite song of mine (Give, by 3rd day...) Now, I'm a huge lyrics person, and for all the times I've listened to the song, they have stood out to me. But this morning, I heard something new. I heard the guitar. It was beautiful, and I couldn't believe I'd never noticed before. So I started to listen and try to pick out other things - all the instruments that make up this amazing song. And it reminded me of class last week - talking about relationships with people... how we are called to unity if we are part of God's body. To translate that Christianese statement - God made each of us different, but by being who we are and using our gifts and talents and appreciating one another, this is unity. One purpose, one goal - yes - but not made out of cookie cutter people. So do you feel different today? Misunderstood? Like you don't fit in completely? Awesome... can I encourage you to keep playing your part of the song? It's time to face the music - you're not who you want to be. But truth is that the real you is something far better... you have a place in this world and every other part playing needs you too. So get in tune if you have to, just don't stop playing. Oh, and here are some more Cyprus pics for you visual people out there:)

6 comments:

Nathalie said...

Sandra, thank you for you. I read your blog today and what a gift it is to be able to do so. The message you wrote here comes at a time that I really needed. Even though it isn't directed to me specifically, for me it is a personal message and that is a gift. Thanks!

sarah said...

Sandra,
It is great to see you in a tank top a Sandra smile on your face.....I am sitting in a sweater as the snow falls outside of my window. I wish I could just stop by for a visit and fresh fruit! Your pics are the next best thing:)

dackwards said...

Hey you!
I was thinking the much the same: that your site is delightful in reflecting the beautifully vibrant person you are, and that the blog thing is a good way to stay in touch especially since it has been far too long since we last met up! :)

Trevor & Rachel said...

Good stuff with the pictures and all!! I am much more of a visual person, if you can't tell by the lack of interesting writing on our blog. hope your well.

Rachel

Trevor & Rachel said...

We linked you...check it out!
Rachel

Kelly Blanch said...

Sandra - you are a wise young woman!