Donít 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 timeó
The strings intact and sounding as they should,
The concert-goers waiting for whatís good.
(The same is true when worrying a rhyme.)
Just play. And if itís not quite what you thought,
Remember that, so often, errors heardó
The ones that woke you up, caught in your throató
The audience missed. Donít reach for what is hard.
Convince yourself that there is no lost ground
Between perfection and whatís merely sound.