Today I am bored and am listening to music on 8tracks that I have not listened to in many years; Nick Drake, Crosby Stills & Nash, Cat Stevens, James Taylor and more. I love music. I love the emotions and memories that music invokes. I love that music can pump you up, or calm you down. That it can help you to embrace your emotions and help define them at times when words seem to fail.
I think it is amazing what music can do. I can close my eyes and be transported to other places. I can find strength when I am exhausted. I can find solace when my heart is breaking. I can find answers through the lyrics and inner peace through the instruments. Music can also fill me with anxiety, raw emotion and anger – which is why I do not listen to heavy metal or screamo, and generally avoid rap. Angry music = angry emotions. Calming music = peaceful feelings.
I guess what I’m saying is I am thankful for music and it’s great variety.
Oh… Don McLean – American Pie… so glad the music will never die, as long as I can keep it in my heart & head it can’t 🙂