I wish we knew some passionate musicians.
Not just musicians. They are dime a dozen. No, truly passionate musicians. Not just people who like music, or learnt piano once, or like to strum a guitar. People who are obsessed with music, in all it's forms.
The kind of people who, if let into a music store, heaven help you to get them out. The kind of obsessed that their interest is piqued if they see an instrument anywhere, whose fingers itch and cannot be kept still whilst ever there is one available in the room.
The kind of person who listens to music all the time, not just to enjoy it, but to be inspired, and who cannot keep an epic riff or an awesome strings section to themselves.
Perfectionist people who have a good ear. People who value quality music, well written, and well performed. Those who know an expensive instrument when they see it, and can tell you more about it.
People who love to jam: get into a room together full of instruments and just rock out to whatever someone suggests, because they know how to play on the fly.
Those who would resort to music in any form whilst bored, even if that means playing a tiny guitar at the back of a queue, and getting people to join in and sing.
The kind of folks who cannot walk past buskers in the mall, or ignore the musicians playing at a fair without going up to them and watching, learning, and asking questions. The kind of person who hears live music at a venue, and seeks it out. They must, or curiosity will kill them.
People who can't wait to share their latest song they've written, and ask for ideas on how to improve it, and what instruments would go where.
People who actually enjoy, and love to perform. Not out of pride, or a desire to be in the spotlight, but out of a desire to entertain, and to put smiles on faces. Who get a high out of hitting the final note in front of a crowd. People who may still be nervous about it, but the love of giving people enjoyment through their talents override it.
People who give their gifts back to their Saviour through music; expressing their hearts in the language of music that they speak.
People like us. People like my siblings and I, who have done all of the above.
And I wish we knew more people like us...
...Because they would understand.