There are two ways you know I care or consider you important. I cook or play my guitars for you.
Food is the cornerstone of my family. Whether it’s my dad teaching me his ‘secret’ technique of rib seasoning or my mother teaching me her favorite recipes to know and repeat myself— cooking is a big part of my life.
So when I cook for a group of people or for just one person… it’s because I’m comfortable with them. Comfortableness is important to me.
But rarely will I play for someone. Rarely will I volunteer to play at a friend’s wedding or driving down to play for someone’s program.
That bond I have with my music and my guitars is a secret bond and embrace. As a military brat, ‘home’ is a feeling not a place. Playing any of my guitars for someone is a BIG deal… You get to witness the internal ‘home’ I have. That I feel.
When I let someone in in that way it is a beautiful thing. The understanding of Forrest becomes so simple.
The personal world we all live in is not something you should share all the time with just anyone. It’s like a candy bar. If too many people have gotten a piece of it… what do you have left for yourself?
I guess it’s about who you trust with ‘you.’