I love music because it clears my mind. When I’m in a good mood, I listen to Indie music on the radio. The first time I ever heard Radio Lollipop (a fully equipped radio station staffed by a team of volunteers at Texas Children’s Hospital) was January 31, 2011. I was in a bed feeling down on the 9th floor. It was just my second day, and I was thinking about home. When the music came on, I listened for a while. Music is a way to daydream for me. Someday I’d like to be a professional cello player. I learned how to play in 5th grade, and I feel in a better place when I play. I had to quit when I got sick, but I want to start again. Writing is another art that I like. I use it to express myself. I don’t share everything I write, but I think it helps me to get it out. I remember I wrote a story once about two kids in an enchanted forest. I don’t get writer’s block usually. The words just flow out and onto the paper. If I could tell people something, I would say that there are lots of ways to express yourself and to go out and find your passion. For me, it is music and writing.
By Jasmine, 10th grade