Wednesday, February 4, 2009
The Magic Of Wood
I like the feel of wood. It's one of the reasons that all my paddles are made of wood. If I'm going to have something in my hands for hours on end, I'd prefer it to feel warm and nearly alive. Wooden paddles give me that feeling.
When I'm not paddling in the winter, I like to cross-country ski, preferably on wooden skis. I broke my last pair a few years ago and sadly, unless one makes one's own skis, replacements are hard to find today. Garage sales are the best outlets, but even they are drying up - pun intended!
That leaves me with my other pastime: playing the guitar. I'm lucky enough to own a nice Spanish made guitar which even a non-player can sense comes alive when the strings are set in motion. It's not the best guitar I've ever played, but it's good enough to let me know there's magic in its creation. There are few experiences which can give me that sensation every time I indulge myself. Life is good!