There's a song on Neil Young's Prairie Wind album that hit home with me the first time I heard it, "This Old Guitar." I don't own a guitar, but there was something especially sweet about hearing Neil sing about his old friend:
"It's been up and down the country roads.
"It's brought a tear and a smile.
"It's seen its share of dreams and hopes,
"And never went out of style."*
Being a grain analyst is nowhere near as cool as being a musician and, at the risk of sounding geeky, I have to admit that my equivalent of Neil's ...