P and I used to be musicians. We even went to college and had the opportunity to be immersed in ensembles, theory and history classes about music!
Recently I'm studying and teaching ASL. I'm participating in ASL in many of the same ways I have participated in Music. It's a community to be involved in. It has layers of nuance to be understood. ASL doesn't touch my heart and make me cry the way music does. But the beauty of the gesture to communicate is profound. When people learn to sign, so they can communicate with people that can't hear, that is pure grace.