I am unable to acknowledge the person who wrote this but it must have been construed by someone who believes like me that music really is the heart and soul of us.
Music has and always will be an integral part of my life.
I am intertwined in music.
It is the very essence of me.
I have my father to thank for my love of music.
He started me on music’s journey, and along the way, I discovered Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Genesis, Led Zeppelin, Travis Scott, Future, Post Malone, Lil Uzi Vert, XXXTentacion.
An eclectic taste, but the music you listen to is shaped by your mood, don’t you think?
I love the music my kids listen to, much to their embarrassment.
But music is for everyone to love to share, to cherish.
Have you stopped and listened to songs or music that transports you back to another time, a different place and a different you?
Maybe you were younger; perhaps it was a sad or happy event.
Music has the power to lift you to another level to make you feel wholesome and wonderful, melancholy and sad.
Music affects the way you feel; songs can make you experience different emotions. Songs make you happy, excited or sad and lonely.
Music amplifies our mood, but it touches our soul and fills our everyday life.
It is an intensely personal experience, one person’s song is another’s unease, but whatever song or music, it is hard not to react and draw breath when we hear ‘that song’, the one that brings back a cherished moment or heartbreak.
Mine is ‘Everybody wants to rule the world’ -Tears for Fears 1985. It is a reminder of my first love and what was never to be.
But when I hear it now, I look back with affection.
At the time, it felt like my heart was being torn apart, but I live to tell the tale.
Music binds us to our past, enriching our lives, its potency enthralling and intoxicating; a heady mix of sensuality and suggestiveness.
Imagine a world with no music?
It can soothe a crying baby or calm an anxious mind. It makes us feel good when a kind word or hug can’t.
Music can unite a much-maligned world think of the 2012 London Olympics when we came together.
Music satisfies our desires that can’t be satisfied elsewhere. It has a direct link to our emotional well being.
I shed a tear when Streisand sings ‘The way we were were’ sung with emotion that can melt the snow.
Whatever your songs of choice, they tell your story. They are the fabric of your life.
Music is as essential to me as water is for life.
It brings people together; it allows creativity and well being. Listening to music helps release hitherto unchecked emotions.
Nothing like a good cry to music to alleviate hurt, frustration and anger.
Music allows us to dream, to visit memories and reminisce as painful or as joyful as they are.
Music allows us in Frank Sinatra’s immutable melodic phrasing to dream away child,
“Dream away, child, let your dreams run wild, or a lifetime of worries might claim you.
Dream away, child; let your dreams run wild for the years, and the tears shed might claim you”.