I was on Facebook tonight, as is my wont, and had a friend request. It turned out to be one of my high school students who is a very talented kid--he could have a great career as a trombonist, and I enjoy challenging him and encouraging him along the path. He makes me laugh besides, and we have a great time in lessons.
Anyway, I checked out his "Info" on his profile, and saw that under his favorite music, surprisingly, there was my name, right next to Yo-Yo Ma. (I think merely because we'd be close to each other in the phone book).
Under his "About Me" section, he wrote this:
If there was no music
I would be screwed.
Music communicates what i think and feel.
Music makes me feel alive.
Makes me feel like "hey i can be kick ass at something".
There are no words to describe what music has done for me and how it has changed my life.
I'm going to help him become as "kick ass" as I can.