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Homeschool Orchestra

Dear Highlights,
I play in a homeschool orchestra where everyone else is a different religion than I am. Sometimes I feel a little out of place. What can I do to feel better?
Sydney (by e-mail)

Nobody likes to feel out of place. Sometimes we’d rather just blend in. But when you think about it, the world would be boring if we were all the same. Take your orchestra, for example. If everyone played the same instrument, the music would probably sound pretty dull. Like an orchestra, life is interesting because of its variety. We are all unique individuals with our own talents, beliefs, appearances, and personalities. When we work together, we can make beautiful music.

When you feel out of place, try thinking about the things you have in common with your fellow musicians. You all share a love of music, for instance! It may also be helpful to talk to your parents about how you’re feeling.

Art by: Keith Frawley

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