She is easy to tune, plays almost by herself,

I follow the joy she projects and make up songs I never knew.

I follow my fingers and my fingers follow the tones

That flow from the first tone, the seed of the song.


The first tone: how easy to listen to its soft and brilliant feeling,

To feel Jane’s face smiling within the tone and then within the melody that

Naturally emerges.


Listeners say, “How beautiful!”

Passersby stop and applaud.


Thank you, Majda, for allowing Jane and then me to be custodian of your lovely guitar.


I hope you feel sometimes a soft music coming from no apparent source.


Happy Birthday, Majda! Enjoy the music of the day.