Phil has been a song leader in church, is in the choir, and plays accordian and piano. I tell you all this not to brag, but to introduce you to the newest instrument he has mastered, and here it is. The nose flute!! And I bet you thought this post was going to be about a sinus infection or a cold! I have posted on the nose flute a long time ago, but I think it's hilarious, so I will milk it for all the laughs I can get. As you can see, this is a real instrument, and he keeps a stash of them to hand out to wary visitors. It is placed over your nose and mouth, you close up the back of your mouth and blow only through your nose. It's played with your nose breath. It's very tricky to play and took him a lot of practice to get right, now he can play everything from rock to hymns. He played it once at a church wedding. If you don't believe me, here is the picture. The guests in the fellowship hall made a wide circle around him, not knowing what to expect. He played "Here Comes The Bride". The marriage broke up just a few months later. God actually breathed his own breath into Adam's nostrils, thus making us in his image. This does not mean that we look like him, but we have a bit of God's spirit in us. We enjoy creating, we enjoy beauty, these are things that come from God. Who knows where the nose flute comes from!
"God formed man out of dirt from the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life. The Man came alive-a living soul!" Genesis 2:7 The Message