Old cherry tree: This tree grows in someones front yard. It was so impressive I had to take its picture.
How old is this tree?
How does it know to spread its branches in a beautiful symmetry?
Could a human being make anything more beautiful?
Does lift your spirits like it does mine?
Everything Happens For A Good Reason: Everything Happens For A Good Reason
Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there... to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson or help figure out who you are or who you want to become.
You never know who these people may be but you lock eyes with them, you know that very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way.
Everything happens for a reason.
Without these small tests, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless.
Audio snobbery and some good monitors: This is where I am. I have some recording gear. Some borrowed mostly. But I need a few items to improve my humble setup. Some call it Gear Acquisition Syndrome. I call it necessary expenditure to a hobby.
I never was a gear collector. I understand the affliction, just never prioritized my life that way. I played bass guitar for years, in various bands, with one guitar and one amp. I tinkered with the lineup but never expanded it to a collection. Money issues mostly. That and the fact that I have other interests that needed funding as well.
So my need now is for good monitors. ...