If given the chance to have 5 minutes with you, I want to share this with you:
Your music keeps me going. You may have heard that sentence a thousand times. So, if you would allow me to paint you a picture.
I work in a job I don't like. The job itself is not bad. It's actually very meaningful. I thought meaningful was enough for me. Apparently, it is not; I want it to be both meaningful and something I truly enjoy.
Enjoy in a sense that even though it's difficult, it is something I'll wake up for. It's something that would make me forget time. And for me, that is singing, acting, performing, and teaching. But it is not my reality right now.
So, every Monday, I drag myself to work. As each day passes, the guilt of being late subsides to none. Sadly, the thought of having a responsibility to other people has become less compelling for me to work. I've spiraled into deeper, and darker realms where I've lost control over my mind and body.
And to force myself, a desperate attempt to get up, I play your songs. Next thing I know, I sing your tune, dance to your beat, then the impossible starts to happen. I begin to cook food for myself to eat, I open my laptop, and get started on my emails -- I finally have enough to start my day, to get it going.
These maybe simple, mundane things -- but they mean my livelihood, my future, my life. You help me live my life.
Thank you for your music. I hope you stay truthful to your tune, to your beat, to your message.
Thank you artists for the music you create.