The pedals are to dampen the sound, magnify or amplify the sound, or sustain a sound. It takes wisdom, timing, education, innate sensitivities, risk taking, practice, to transform the notes in each connection or encounter we make with others, our circumstances, our environment into the music that is you. Sometimes the wonder, the confusion, the joy, the pain within calls for a sweet whisper. Sometimes we must strike with conviction and exclaimation. Then as the song fades the music seems to take on an echoing reverb that beckons and invites repetition. Selah.