KC and I go to the same church. He came up to me afterwards and asked, “Is it a bad sign if my son and I were later for church because we were playing our guitars?”
We laughed and agreed that it was not a bad sign. They were working on a song together and really enjoying playing together. So they left their house a bit late.
I was particularly pleased to hear that Son of KC is playing more now that he has his Star Wars guitar (they are calling it the Darth Vader Guitar). KC said that asking Son of KC to play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star on a single string seemed silly to his son at first, but once he started playing it and could figure it out on his own, it just opened up his eyes to what he was learning. He could play a song all the way through, even if it was a “silly kid’s song.”
My next lesson with them will be the chords for Twinkle, Twinkle so they can take turns playing the single string and the chords. Then we’ll go back to Ring of Fire and then start up Hal Leonard’s Guitar Method Book 1!
But the whole event does raise the question, what should our priorities be? Church/religion can be a huge priority in people’s lives. So can learning something new. Don’t forget quality time with family members. There are so many ways to look at this. Any words of advice on how to evaluate one’s priorities? How do you focus on the important things (and determine what things are important)?