Music is like water: it can take on any shape, size, form, mass, or volume (pun intended) while keeping its true integrity.
Water is water, whether it's sitting in a muddy Louisiana swamp, coloring the wondrous shores of Brazil or filling the contents of an overpriced FIJI bottle. Water is water.
Music is music, whether it's heard through the smoothness of r&b, the tales of country, the beat of hip-hop, the complexity of jazz, the stirrings of classical, the instrumentation of folk, the energies of pop, synthesizers of techno, or screams of rock. Music is music.
Regardless of preference, figure, or texture, they remain undeniably true to their state: water is water and music is music.
Water and music are capable of taking whatever shape you want them to. Water has its ice, beaches, swimming pools, and the blessed ability to hydrate and cool us down on hot summer days. Sometimes music can describe our situations better than we, ourselves, can. Music can be motivation to make a change, the agent to reconcile a relationship, an avenue to express frustration, or an invocation to signify celebration and gratitude.
Most importantly water and music bring people together unlike anything else. All year long, millions of people from all sorts of backgrounds, heritages, cultures, ages, sizes, and beliefs will fill a Florida beach and with absolutely no concern of others' differences. In the same token, people of all sorts will crowd a building to attend a concert completely oblivious to the differences of others. Music and water allow us to share common experiences while breaking down barriers that outwardly and historically divide us.
We ought to develop appreciations for both. What other substances do you know can send chills through your can skin, but yet able to refresh, renew, and restore our hearts and minds? There is hardly anywhere we can go without the presence of one or the other.