Hello, NB members. This is my first post.
Some years ago, I contracted cancer of the tongue. The angles of the radiation treatments altered my my vocal cords, so I can't sing even close to as good as I used to. Between the ages of 18 and 31, I was a rock 'n' roll singer. Along that timeline, I sang some funk songs and moved with the times, but there were always more rock "n" roll and pop-rock songs on the band's list. I also always had a guitar and played, even though I never played in any of the bands I sang in. I feel emotionally attached to music - often to tears. I feel nostalgic for the past, and I wonder if this will hamper my development along the path of Buddhism.
Having never played guitar when I sang professionally, I was constantly working out my own songs on my guitars. My songs are of a pop-rock nature, with hard-driving beats. I'm attached to these creations. Can I write this kind of music, but substitute lyrics having to do with "the path"? If so, what do I do about my emotional attachment to the music? Would I be better off letting go of music entirely?
I welcome and thank you all for your thoughts on this matter.