It's usually annoying when nouns are used as verbs. I know. But I'm going to do it in this post. Sometimes, it's the best option. And for an artist like me, verbing nouns seems more expressively dead on than explicitly so.
As a graduate student, I read a philosophy of music education rooted in a nomenclature of "musicing." That word seemed exact. It embodied, for me, the complexity of the experience (as a performer, composer, listener, maker, contributor, consumer, lyricist, librettist, spiritual believer, etc.). I began using the term in conversation and in my writing, culminating in my dissertation on Negro spirituals.
These days, as an incurable multidisciplinary artist, I express myself variously. I might want to "poem" my reticence of returning to my hometown of New Orleans or "music" the garden I stumbled upon in northern Japan.
I prefer expressing to explaining. There's a difference. And I suppose that's why I have such a hard time explaining things to most people: bank tellers, the mechanic, the postman. I also find a strong cultural correlation to whether or not I'm understood when I express or explain.
When my explanation is freighted with logic and reason, most white Americans I interact with seem to understand. When I'm feeling more expressive--and I don't mean signifying in the black traditional sense--they tend to translate (oftentimes audibly) back to me to see if they've gotten my meaning. This varies slightly according to where I am geographically but it's definitely something I've noticed.
This is based on my own subjective experience. As a (black) misfit.