Humans are given a facility within us that resonates with truth. It's called common sense, conscience, intuition or spirit. It connects each of us to what is true and real. This facility today is suffering under a constant barrage of incoming assaults. Imagine each of these assaults as a strip of duct tape adhered to the surface of your instrument's wood. Eventually the instrument loses its connection to the sound of the strings and the quality of the instrument is lost.
We are being constantly pressured to ignore what we know and sense is true and to accept something else in its place. We can silence this faculty of common sense and conscience if we suppress and ignored it long enough, but the results are disastrous ... kind of like what we are seeing all around us today.
We need to fight for, guard and protect what's left of common sense. It is our lifeline to truth and reality. It is the wood we've been given. And if the wood responds well,it makes for a better quality instrument."