One of the definitions of “patina” in my computer dictionary says: “an impression or appearance of something: he carries the patina of old money and good breeding“.
Well, I’m not from “old money” and “good breeding” is in the eyes of the beholder. But I agree with something I read on Seth Godin’s blog about patina…it’s earned. He talked about how shiny (new…current…trendy), while necessary and important tends to be a moving target. Patina, on the other hand, means that something has had value for long enough to give a trusted and respected appearance.
As a singer songwriter and writer in general I’ve been around a long time. I hope I’ve earned the patina status. And even if I have, I hope I’ll be writing, creating, and producing shiny new words and music for a long time to come.