I'm in awe...

...of my oldest son, Pea Jr. (whose 10). Here's a conversation we were having the other day:
Pea Jr.: Mom, I want to play music; all kinds of music. I want to be a musician when I grow up.

Me: That's great! (Okay, I admit that my first thought was...no you're not going to get drums; another instrument yes but no drums right now.)

Pea Jr.: You want to know why?

Me: Sure.

(and here's the part that stopped me in my tracks and just melted my heart....)

Pea Jr.: 'Cause music can change the world and stop wars. It helps people connect and feel good.