As a high school student, I am able to see things in a different light than most people. While my sight is limited, the things I do see are often unappreciated, taken for granted, tossed aside as too ordinary, too ubiquitous. As a musician, however, I see the beautiful undercurrents of our society, the fast-paced pulse that keeps everyday life possible. This pulse inspires musicians almost as much as their love of music itself and keeps us just crazy enough to refine the perfect, but just sane enough to realize we're insane. Some musicians, if you're ever lucky enough to go backstage and chat with them, will tell you that music is more than love. It is what defines the stride and the heartbeat and it is a gift from supernatural forces. If anyone ever asks you to define music, here's a simple answer: "Music is what we make it, but we are what music makes us."