I could hear the music wafting from the park across the street, and the food trucks were lining up for the lunch time crowd.
I snag a greasy blue cheese and bacon burger, find some shade at the base of a tree, and enjoy some free music from the youth of Nashville.
Music, I dare say, is more entwined into everyday life here than most other places. It allows youth the freedom and creativity to express themselves, escape the hard times of every day life, and let them be able to be themselves.
Which, as I sat listening, was quite the amazing expression of hope, love, and happiness.