Archived: Optimistic Pessimist by Lillie Hernandez (Junior)



Biography: Art is something I hold very dear to my heart. I love to express myself, not only in painting and drawing, but also through music. Music helps me escape reality (even if just for a few minutes), and I want to offer an escape to anyone else who needs one too. Music allows me to live in the moment rather than stressing about my past or my future. After compiling playlists of my favorite songs, I have dreamed of writing somebody else’s favorite song too. Music is more than a nice sound; it is attached to all of our own memories and experiences, and I think that is pretty cool. I used to be afraid that my audience would “understand the meaning” of my music, but that’s the whole point. I’m not writing to tell my own story, but to help someone through theirs. The meaning of my music is whatever the listener needs it to be.