0574 An Ode to my Guitar (Ita 075—new)

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I left my guitar with Massimo in Cazzano.  With Ryanair, I would’ve had to pay more to take the guitar with me than the guitar was actually worth…

 

She was a good guitar, she stood by my side all the way from Khouribga to Bergamo… we made music together in over 400 towns in 22 countries…

 

Now I need to take a break.  I need to think some things over. I need to figure out where I’m going to go from here.  So letting go of my guitar is a symbolical way of freeing myself up for a fresh start.

 

But when Massimo drops me off in the town of Albino where I can catch a tram to Bergamo and from there to the airport, I suddenly find myself in a dilemma.

 

I simply can’t not parkbench Albino. 

 

It’s like I’m addicted.  I can’t be in a town and not experience it, explore it, take a picture and video clip in it, play music in it and claim it as my own. I’ve been doing this without interruption for the last 65 days and I simply can’t stop.

Only one problem:  no guitar.

 

I’ve imagined this dilemma before.  I’ve figured that if my guitar were stolen in the middle of Africa or something, I’d just buy a cheap local instrument of some sort and use it until I could replace my guitar.  But today, not even that is possible…


And Albino is definitely worth discovering.  There’s a walk along the stream with the view of the town and mountains in the background… There’s the charming Old Town feel with pedestrian walkways and ancient little churches and quaint little shops…

 

So I sit on a parkbench an mumble a couple of songs while scraping on my water bottle.  I know, it’s really lame--  even downright pathetic, but it’s all I could think of…

 

I still don’t consider Albino thoroughly parkbenched.  But I’ll go ahead and tack it on here, trusting that I’ll get back to the town eventually with my guitar and give it a proper concert…

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