"Listening, creating, moving to the rhythms. Music is a portal to our hearts' emotions - from joy to grief. It can be an avenue to the soul, a place of respite, an international language."
In two short years, I've found my way back to music. It's a way to get to know people more deeply. It's a way to meet people I wouldn't otherwise meet. It keeps my mind sharp as I try to comprehend the "why" of a sound. It has kept lost loved ones close to my heart. It has joined me with the past. It is keeping me company into the future. It sooths the rough edges on a bad day, and emphasizes the triumphs of a good day.
I'm so thankful for that one "learn to play harmonica in one easy lesson" - and I'm so thankful for the person who started me in that direction. It has made all the difference.