I have always believed that love is unconditional and
blind. Love doesn’t care what other people think and
will endure until the end. Love is fueled by hope and
hope is fueled by love. I also believe that rock and
roll is the manifestation of these two abstract ideas
Rock and roll is passion. I use rock to express my
emotions, relieve stress, burn energy, and just get
away sometimes. All music has the ability to transport
its listener and performer to another place, but I
believe rock is the master. There is just something
about the music that transforms any situation. It has
the uncanny ability to take away all your cares, if
even for a moment, and to make you forget all your
worries. Rock and roll doesn’t care what you look
like, how you dress, how you talk or what you believe.
I believe rock draws you in, and for me it was love at
I’ve always loved rock music. One of my very first
memories is of my grandmother’s birthday party where
some close friends, who were in a band, had offered to
be the entertainment. The only thing I remember is
watching the drummer and just being mesmerized by the
music. My parents tell me that I was hooked from the
moment the first chord was strummed.
Rock gives me hope in even the darkest times of life.
Hope. I see hope in every situation because there is a
reason for everything. I believe that if hope didn’t
exist then there would be no reason to wake up in the
morning. I always start my day off knowing there is
something I’ve been looking forward to. There is
always a hope that something good is going to happen.
It doesn’t even matter what that something is as long
as it makes me happy.
I believe that hope makes love sweet. Hope is the
reason I go out in public and interact with people.
Hope that I may make a new friend or that today will
be my lucky day. There is nothing in particular that I
want to happen, but there is a little voice in my head
that is constantly telling me, “It could happen.”
Growing up in a Christian school, we were always told
that God loved everyone, regardless of their race,
color, creed, or actions. I took that to mean love is
unconditional and has no limitations. I just injected
this understanding of love into my everyday life.
I believe that love is blind and runs on hope. Hope
is what keeps me going in life and striving to be the
best I can be. I believe that rock and roll brings all
corners of the globe into one community of people that
have no cares in the world; a group of people who
share my belief in love, hope, and rock and roll.