One of the great pursuits of this life is to determine and discover what your music is and is to be. You do this by using your God-given talents, pursuing your passions, and adhering to the ideals that you find worthy of such pursuit. These are also known as your instruments.
But there is a cost.
To say yes to one thing, one must say no to another thing.
Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.”
Which is why so many choose noise. It’s cheap. It’s easy. It’s a quick fix. It’s a life of instant gratification.
Music, on the other hand, requires romance…a long waltz in time with one’s instruments.
It’s the worth the cost as dividends are a friend of music.