Tales of An Inspired Musician - Week #4
I'm tired of hearing these horrible stories of hatred. I strongly believe that music can change the world. It's tough for me to play piano...I don't feel comfortable, but my vulnerability goes out to anyone who's ever been bashed for being who they are. You're beautiful!
Sadly, something so simple pushes people away from each other. Sadly, some have yet to learn to balance sameness and difference and to embrace that love is love, no matter what; gay, straight or anywhere in between.
“And though I’ve gone away, I still see what you’re going through. It kills me every day to know I killed what meant most to you. So when you pass my grave, leave a rose for what might have been. But know that it’s ok, to shed your fears and find love again.”
“Briane” by Boyce Avenue
The quote above is from one of my favorite bands, Boyce Avenue. I know you’re asking, “Jess, this a band full of guys? “ I know, I know, but before you jump down my throat, keep reading.
“Briane” is written from the perspective of a woman, a wife. Shortly after she married, she took her own life. For what reason? I don’t know, but does it matter? What I do know is that an incredibly beautiful life was lost, that someone never got to live their life in love, that friends and family are aching, and also that, this isn’t very uncommon. Perhaps Briane was gay? And her relationship? Torn apart by prejudices.
Suicide. Depression. Heartache. Anxiety. The list goes on and on. What I’ve come to notice is that, most of the things that impact us everyday happen because we fail to communicate; whether that be because we feel ashamed, uncomfortable, stubborn, alone, or any other hang-ups.
PNT TV was created not for self-gain or out of boredom, but out of love and in hopes to create an escape for people who have been made to feel unworthy, who have been condemned, called disgusting and a disgrace, for those who have died trying to love and be loved, our brothers and sisters so to say.
This week’s video, mind you, is nothing spectacular, but that’s the point. I may seem self-aware and confident, but within us all hides a little self-conscious troll. I threw out all my inhibitions and played a little piano for you. It’s raw, but I’m sharing with you my imperfections. I hope through them you will find your escape here and that you remember that you are beautiful and that there is so much more than what meets the eye. We just all need to learn to dig a little deeper within ourselves and others.
I NEVER want to hear something like this again: “And though I’ve gone away, I still see what you’re going through. It kills me every day to know I killed what meant most to you.” So here’s to communicating, to being honest and vulnerable, and connecting through lyrics and music!
All My Love
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