If I had to choose a religion, it would be music.
I worship melodies, songwriting, and instruments like you worship your god. I share lyrics like you share scripture verses. I believe it can comfort you when you're down and inspire you to do good. I have bonded more with people over music than anything else.
I look at my life as a bunch of chords and harmonies strung together making a very long tune. This tune has millions of verses and bridges and riffs and mistakes.
Sometimes I go for that high note and butcher it. Is the song ruined? Do we need to use autotune and a hundred computer programs to make it as perfect as possible?
I feel like, as humans, we are always trying to portray ourselves as living the most perfect lives. For some reason, that will make people like us more. Quite frankly, I think it's bullshit. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blogs, etc etc are full of human beings pretending that they aren't human.
We are not creations of perfection.
I cannot tell you how happy it makes me when I hear a beautifully written song with a few vocal cracks and guitar messups. Especially when I hear that song again and again and it keeps improving. That is how I want to live my life. My mistakes and your mistakes are just unique drum solos that trail away from our songs a little bit, but without them it wouldn't be the same.
Keep on creating your beautiful masterpiece.