Adam Rafferty – Guitar and Spirit

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Passing Inspiration Forward

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For a few years I have practiced outside my NYC apartment in the building hallway.  I do this to get away from my laptop and also enjoy natural reverb!

Moments ago, I heard little guitar strings getting plucked outside my door by someone else.

I sensed that I was being summoned, so I opened my door to see who it was.

A little boy named Matthew (age 7) got a mini guitar for Christmas.

His family lives 2 apartments down the hall…he’d been inspired by hearing me play out there.

I asked him if he liked Michael Jackson, and his face lit up. “I love Michael Jackson!”

I asked them to wait one moment at my door.  I came back out with a gift in hand.  I handed him & his mom an “I REMEMBER MICHAEL” CD.


As I gave inspiration to this little guy, I was reminded that this is what it’s REALLY all about – passing inspiration forward.


Author: Adam Rafferty

Adam Rafferty. Fingerstyle Guitarist. Recording and Concert Artist. Meditator. Philosopher. Lover of Groove.

One thought on “Passing Inspiration Forward

  1. That is so awesome i love that story.I am also tryin to give my little ones lessons and most of all inspiration as you have so well said.Peace and God Bless bro!

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