2023-11-22: coming to the guitar

i tell people i started guitar in my mid-twenties, because, well, i did - i was 25, and it was an impulse that became one of the central pillars of my life.

but that's not entirely true - i first tried playing the guitar when i was...15? 16? i think it was during a summer. i borrowed my mother's classical and tried learning from some photocopied music she had that had survived countless moves. it didn't stick. i've been thinking of this a bit, trying to remember the context. hoping this might connect to other memories. what ignited the interest, then? i can't remember.