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  1. I divide my music into two categories: the music I listen to and the music I play.
  2. I love the music I listen to because it helps me understand myself.
  3. It helps me process overwhelming, frustrating, and frightening situations.
  4. It keeps me company when I am lonely.
  5. It helps me blend my heart, my mind, and my body when all three are in different places.
  6. It has watched me grow up.
  7. This category is where Switchfoot, Needtobreathe, Twenty One Pilots, Audrey Assad, Jars of Clay, Rend Collective, Shakira, Adele, Juanes, Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, Relient K, Mat Kearney, and other brilliant, empathetic, lyrical geniuses belong.
  8. I love the music I play because it teaches me about the great wide world.
  9. It teaches me about the importance of communication to success.
  10. It teaches me what it means to be a gracious follower.
  11. It teaches me what it means to be a good leader.
  12. There are moments, performing in an orchestra, when I as a player am no longer a material thing. The line I am playing is no longer a single strand of music.
  13. Instead, every note and every player gets swept up into the glorious, tangible, celestial organism that is the concerto or the symphony or the sonata.
  14. The swell of the music is not just around us, it is enveloping the space between the conductor and the players and the instruments.
  15. It is flowing out of our lungs, through our arms, behind our eyes.
  16. It is a language that instinctually speaks to the human heart. It is not taught, it is understood.
  17. Learning to play an instrument is like learning to put into words what you already understand.
  18. In this category belong Holtz' Planets, Rimsky-Korsakov's Pictures at an Exhibition, De Falla's Tri-Cornered Hat, Mahler, Bach, John Williams, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, and countless others.
  19. ...and that's why I love music.