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A Reflection of Nora Welty’s Narrative

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An Application of Welty’s Advice

As long as I can remember music has been one of the greatest influences in how I navigate through the world. My mother has always loved music with all her heart, and I am very grateful that she was able to pass that same love on to me! In my younger years of childhood I remember listening to the so called classics, The kinks, John Lennon, The rolling Stones, and of course Queen; these being only some of the many artists my mother listened to. As I grew older I realized that I too wanted to created music that would one day change the world. These songs expressed stories that were much different then other stories that were simply written to be read. These stories took me on many adventures that led to the growth of my imagination and ultimately the person I am today.

“I want to be a rocking star” I would proclaim to my mother again and again. I would arrange my “rocking star” outfits as I paraded around the kitchen singing along to my favorite songs. I don’t remember a time in my life when music was unavailable. Music was a very predominant part of my childhood and that very clearly translates into some of my clearest memories. A quite common activity (that was to be done before bedtime) were disco parties. We would play songs such as “staying alive.” “I will survive” and other disco classics as we would roller skate around the house. Occasionally when we were lucky these disco parties would also include glow sticks, but that was only on special occasions or when my mother felt up to dancing. Although these parties were fun and sometimes a little crazy, my favorite memories were summer mornings. Sitting in the dinning room making crafts with my little brother as my mother washed dishes, Tracy Chapman sang in the background.

Growing up in the small conservative town of Farmington, my mother always made it her duty to remind my brother and I to stand out from the crowd. Growing up in the new age of technology I was not only listening to the words of my most beloved artistes, but I was also able to watch as they made both subtle and bold statement choices with their clothes. I too began to piece together outfits I thought only suitable for someone like myself; a lover of music, a patron of the arts. One of my favorite outfits was my “stage outfit” as my mother used to call it. My old princess dress, it seemed too dull for a rock star, so of course I made a few minor modifications. I tore the bottom of my tutu and cut out the sides of the top, no need to add more sparkle because it had enough as is. Although this was my favorite outfit it was definitely not my only outfit. Other outfits included ski goggles, colorful coats, and of course more tutus.

As years went on I eventually found myself in elementary school. I had never been motivated to work hard in any of my classes, they were far too boring. This all changed when in second grade I found that some of my peers were able to join a special music group for “gifted” children. I began to work harder because the reward was finally worth while. Eventually I too was able to join in this group. I looked forward to the Wednesday afternoons that I would be excused from the daily class activities to play percussion instruments and sing songs. This motivation didn’t stop in elementary school, it followed me through the school years to come. I first joined choir in sixth grade and to this day I still participate through my high school. Music has motivated me to keep my grades in a place that will not prohibit me from taking part in the things I love. By keeping my grades up I am able to go on trips that not only allow me to take part in music, but it also allows me to share my music with the world!

Music has made many effects on the choices I make in my everyday life. It allows me to participate in things that otherwise might not be of interest to me, such as school work. I enjoy the confidence it has instilled in me to continue to be bold and stand for what I believe in. I feel that music has created a way for me to not only grow as an individual, but to also be able to work with fellow artists, and admire the work that has been done before me. History is one of the key elements in music. To listen to not only modern day music has provided a special insight of what is to come, and how music might someday influence other generations just as it has myself.

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