With some people, life and sensitivity are expressed through pictures. Others use words as their medium. As for me I find an outlet in music. Some artists have several of these talents and that may be one reason why they impress many people so strongly.
I believe that talent can be inherited, but that its manifestation is not a foregone conclusion, no matter the choices of the parents. In my case music was the magnet. Notes rather than words.
My best moments as a musician happen when, in the middle of a concert/recital, I realize that everything feels right, that all components are coming together, creating a heady surge of happiness.
It´s rather like aiming at a tiny target: You hardly ever hit, yet suddenly it´s right in the bull´s-eye.
It may leave you completely astonished – was that me? It feels as if it´s flowing through you, and when that happens you have somehow been made the medium of music. In those lucky moments you are not just someone playing an instrument, but rather an instrument being played.