Don’t spend time stringing and
tuning your instrument. Start
making music now!
Lucky Numbers 33, 2, 37, 48, 1, 26

So what if your strings break. How many strings
Does someone need? Make smaller music then,
And if your instrument is out of tune,
Do not despair. Play melancholy songs.

This fetishizing takes a lot of time”
The strings intact and sounding as they should,
The concert-goers waiting for what’s good.
(The same is true when worrying a rhyme.)

Just play. And if it’s not quite what you thought,
Remember that, so often, errors heard”
The ones that woke you up, caught in your throat”
The audience missed. Don’t reach for what is hard.
Convince yourself that there is no lost ground
Between perfection and what’s merely sound.

Articles by Kim Bridgford

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