Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I have been given a gift. It has been one of the greatest gifts that I have ever received. It isn't tangible, nor can you see it. You can only hear it, and feel it. I have been given the gift of music. I don't wish this to be a post about how talented I am with music, but rather how grateful I am that I have been blessed with music in my life.
One of the greatest joys in my life, has been feeling the friction between my fingers and the piano keys as my fingers run up and down the piano. The feeling of guitar strings burning callouses into my fingers. The feeling of musical notes pouring out of my hands and floating into the ears of innocent bystanders. The feeling of solving a musical puzzle, and looking at the beautiful rewards that come from solving that puzzle.
Music has been a wonderful to express myself throughout my life. It has always been my closest friend, it has always been something with whom I could vent and share my darkest feelings.
As I have grown older, I have unlocked mysteries of music, and have been able to apply them to my own musical studies. I have been able to learn different instruments, and take instrumental theories and apply them to other instruments. This is one of my favorite aspects of music. Musical theory is universal, it applies to everything!
Hopefully I have the sense to use my talent to serve my fellow human beings. Music isn't something that should be used for selfish reasons, it should be used to bring beauty and fulfillment into the lives of others.