Imagine trying to count how many people have ever been inspired by the Beatles!Music is an honesty that you embrace more than escape.
She forced me to see the other side, forced me to make my own conclusions without the influence of my background or parents.
In Portland, opinions are liberally voiced, and it's similar in my community in Houston, except rather than an abundance of Lizzie Fletcher stickers it's "Come and Take It".
I sit in front of my piano for hours, copying the rhythm of until it feels right.
I'll never tire of hearing another tell me how they're feeling without using any words at all and letting it become part of me.
I began vocally expressing my sentiments towards the world to my friends as I learned from theirs.
While I introduced my friends to thrift-shopping and wrote articles about more environmentally friendly methods of transportation, they took me to my first line-dance and helped me examine the other side of gun-control in `Agora Coffee House'.When I was hurled into Texas, I was miserable when I didn't express myself within the Kinkaid-bubble.However, I quickly began to realize that I didn't have to like Ed Sheeran or keep my shoes M7652-000 to enjoy life.Time progressed, however, and dirt, guitar chords, and conversations eventually covered the canvas of the shoes.When I first moved to Houston in eighth grade, I tried to follow the status quo and keep my shoes white. Ed Sheeran--I began to realize how important it is to listen to the other side and to maintain the confidence to pursue my passions while inspiring others to do the same.In college, where everyone works on discovering "who they are" or what their place is in the world, I know I can provide not only diversity of thought, but can educate people through my own stories on how crucial it is to maintain an open-minded ideology towards the world and an individual's power to change it.On one hot night in a dark room at the heart of Boston, I became friends with 19,580 people in one single moment.I looked into the smiles of the crowd, the dancing arms and carefree yes, and realised we were all feeling something of our own. With the shared heart of others, I can travel vertically through time and horizontally through space.I long to make connections and there are no boundaries that limit how this can be done, not even time and not even space.We had all journeyed to the TD Garden from wherever we were in our lives to see Tom Petty perform.I knew his music because my mother had shared it with me.