For all the instrumentalists, we use tools to make music. Vocalists use their vocal chords. A conductor his body and baton. The music’s origin, however, isn’t to be found in the instrument, the voice, or the baton. It’s easy to confuse the tool with the origin, the spade with the soil or flower. Yet, the music comes from within us, somewhere very deep. And we happen to have tools, a voice, or a baton to help us bring it to life. If we were to lose our tools, the music within would inevitably find another way to express itself because it’s ultimately us who has something to say.