30 Days of Truth 13

Day 13: Write a letter to the band or artist that has gotten you through some tough days.

Dear music,

I don’t have a favorite “band or artist” the way some people do. I know you can work your magic through bands on stage, artists in the recording studio, tone-deaf singers in the shower, and parents humming lullabies to their children. You are like your own language, culture, time period, and setting all rolled into one. Even speech has some of your elements; lyrical poems, braided essays, and poetic fiction may all roll off the tongue like magic when read aloud. You have the power to uplift and bring down. You, you know the heart of every person who has ever sung a single note or hummed a single tune. And you bring people together in your own way. There is beauty in everything you touch, even if sometimes we can’t yet see it.

Thank you,

30 Days of Truth

Viannah E. Duncan

Viannah E. Duncan is a writer and activist hailing originally from Los Angeles. She lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She has a cat, Cleo.

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