Friday, April 6, 2012

Saying Goodbye

First let's say hello. To Sara and her adorable daughter Maddie. They came to visit last week. Sara and I were catching up, you know, boring adult chit-chat. Maddie was doing her 10yo best to focus on her book, but she was growing just a little bored with it. So we went to look for Newton and Einstein. Who were hiding and not in a playful mood. Next stop was downstairs where art supplies and the dress-up closet were waiting. Who knew that on the way Maddie's eyes would light up when she spied my bubblegum pink Squier strat in the corner of the family room. Turns out she's had a couple of years of lessons and had outgrown the half-size kid guitar she had been playing. Sara said they were in the market for a full size instrument. As I watched Maddie bond with my long neglected pink guitar, I knew I had to let her take it home. Just in case she ever decides to play the blues, I threw in the hat and sunglasses. Saying goodbye is so much easier when it feels right.


Jacquelineand.... said...

What a sweet thing to do, and you'll know it will be well loved and used.

Bellona of Avalon said...

I'm still coming to terms with what I can and cannot do pretty much on a daily basis. Acceptance goes a long way on this path toward peace of mind.

Just knowing how much fun Maddie will have playing the guitar that I no longer can makes me smile!