some thoughts on music

I’ve heard people say that music is the universal language. I think the appeal to music is really that anyone can listen and appreciate it, regardless of their ethnicity, age, beliefs, or any part of their identity. There’s that instant surge of emotion that it gives you, whether you’re a performer or part of the audience, and that emotion can unite and inspire many different people. To be part of something that has the ability to touch anyone, and to be touched myself, is what always draws me back to music.