Hope. Solace. Strength. Companionship. Listening to music has brought me all these things and more - and that is why I now write music, to give back some of what I have received.
We've known each other for more than 30 years. Some days, she won't talk to me; others, she makes me laugh and cry, eases my pain, shares in my joy.
She takes what is inside of me and expresses it to the world in a way I never could on my own. She comforts me when I am down, yells for me when I am angry, weeps with me when I cry.
Sometimes she surprises me with stories of her own - where they come from, I do not know. Some
days she fights me and refuses to do anything I ask, but yet on others she is
meekly compliant to my wishes.
Together, we sing and tell tales of what it is to be alive.
What a wonderful thing.