Saturday, November 29, 2008


According to Kahn and Steeves in their cheerfully titled chapter 'The Experience of Suffering' (1996), suffering is a quintessential part of the human experience.

Now, I'm not one to diminish the experiences of others, but putting perspective aside I would like to share with you a tragedy the likes of which Sophocles or Shakespeare would have thought twice about including in their works, lest it tear the very fabric of society in twain with lamented wails of anguish.

My ukulele fell off the back of my motorbike:

Then got run over by a following Volvo.

Frowny, frowny face.

I know what you're thinking - how can he function? What's the point of carrying on? How has he the power of will to get up, brush himself down and overcome such adversity. Well, as the adage goes, life is problems and living is solving problems, so I came up with a cunning plan.

I bought another one.



  1. Oh, my goodness! That is a tragedy! I mourn for you.


  2. I was 19, I had driven up to my sister's place at Cocoa Beach with a friend for a few days of surfing and kicking back. As we drove back down on the Sunshine State Parkway, the roof rack came loose, and one of the surfboards came loose. I watched it in the rear view mirror as it flew through the air, end over end, until it landed, thankfully, on the grassy median with only a small bit of damage. I worried only because it was not mine, only borrowed from Chuck's Surf Shop.

  3. Thanks for your thoughts during this sad time folks.

    I am just learning Sweet Child O' Mine on the new uke, mainly for the first riff! Solo-tastic.

  4. The Jules, my thoughts are with you at this sad passing...

    I only hope that Sweet Child of Mine is not suffering so thoome on the new contrivance.

    Nice to know you are still living and solving the problems that life presents.



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