His Tar

For weeks my husband sat waiting for the mail. He would check the mail several times a day, pout, and double check again to make sure there wasn’t a little yellow package slip tucked in the corner of the mail box. Today the little yellow package slip arrived and Mr. H ran up to the desk to pick up his new baby.

What, pray tell was in that package?

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I’ve really got to do something about those book shelves. They are embarrassingly dishevelled. Really people, I take better care of my books than that, its just that I reference them frequently and I have yet to hire a library tech to re-shelve them for me.

Oh, what? Yeah, you wanted to know what was in the package. I’m feeling a little ADD today.

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The package came with a hard case, replacement strings and it’s own special pick (and plenty of bubble wrap to keep me entertained).

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It’s a Persian Tar. Shipped from Iran a month ago. He’s already playing like he’s had it for years (he’s one of those annoying people who can pick up any instrument and make music come out). Mr. H is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Near Eastern Language and Civilization in 3 weeks and starting his masters program with the same focus in the fall. Said tar is his graduation gift.

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In case you didn’t know, a tar is a persian lute. Wikipedia link here.

And this is what it sounds like:

Now I’m off to play with bubble wrap.

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