Thursday, December 5, 2013
Jones Family Jam
We just had a great visit with my brother Allan and his family. His wife is really "into" music (and possesses fierce discipline). I loved our experience - we were blown away. We marvelled at the music which suddenly came forth and was present. It made me want to play music!
Lucan has always shown a love of music - and used to pluck at our guitar (which we didn't know how to use) and sing, as a baby. I brought a ukelele, and one of the musical daughters, Elizabeth, is going to get us past the intimidating part to use it! This is one of the great things about travelling. You learn so much from people.
Don't laugh about the uke. Anything new is daunting. I played the piano for years, had piano lessons. But we never touched a stringed instrument!
When I saw the musical expression pouring out of those kids, especially the oldest boy, and oldest girl, who seemed to really love it - it made me wonder at how humans have fashioned musical instruments to better voice the music inside us.