For the languages of music, which are many and diverse, we thank you.
For those who receive the words and who hear the tunes and then share them with the rest of us, we thank you.
For those who tell the stories and who paint the pictures into which we can be drawn, we thank you.
For the emotions that the songs summon and for those that the songs clarify, we thank you.
For the blessing of being drawn into another—sometimes troubling and sometimes comforting—world, we thank you.
For the music that moves in the hearts of even the “non-musical” among us, we thank you.