Can you imagine? I can’t.
There’s something indescribable about music, something it does to your soul – a filling of empty spaces you never realized you had.
(And yet I apparently feel the need to try to describe it.)
Music can calm, uplift, unite, honor, inspire, rally, heal …
Read this story about a music rehabilitation program for severely wounded soldiers.
Music is transcendent.
Wrap me up in a symphony like a cocoon that keeps me safe and warm, and soon I acquire enough energy to become invincible. The harsh light of reality doesn’t seem so bright anymore …
… when I listen to music.
(Music awakens the feeble poet in me, just a wee tiny bit.)
Music is basic. It brings clarity, strips away pretense, speaks to our insides.
“For me there is something primitively soothing about this music, and it went straight to my nervous system, making me feel ten feet tall.” – Eric Clapton
And I suppose you could say that, sometimes, it can alter reality. Can you relate?
“Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. … On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.” – Hunter S. Thompson
I’m never the same after I listen to good music, even for a few moments.
“Music can change the world because it can change people.” – Bono
And even a standard poodle named Django can appreciate a good Beatles tune.
That’s my friend Conrad and his musically gifted dog playing “Norwegian Wood” along with a music student.
What’s your favorite kind of music?
Tomorrow: N is for No.
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