so words then

I’ve always envied musical talent. Even made a semi-serious attempt once to acquire some competence – to the extent that I could probably still pluck the first few chords of “House Of The Rising Sun” even now. But it’s like training parrots to speak: they don’t actually know what they’re doing. Just to be lost in a musical performance and forget who you are and where you are for a few minutes at least – must be good. My main talent appears to be knowing and using big words – increasingly rare, but hardly a crowd pleaser. Not that I necessarily want to please any crowds, but you know what I mean.