"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."
"As long as I am this or that, I am not all things."
A Stradivarius, not top of the line, 268 years old, sold at Christie's for more than $2.7 million. These violins are now bought by collectors not musicians. They may not be played and that may be okay because it now seems there may not be a superior sound. Perhaps the violinist feels a different vibration but the average and maybe not so average person hears no difference. Let's honor these old violins, yes, while also accepting the new ones being built. Evolve! Strum old and new and see and hear what comes, now and now and now!