Couple of months ago I shared my lament with you all about missing my Brainless Activities. You know the ones where you can be doing something, but not really thinking about it. Not recommended for driving, though. Try figuring out a fight sequence while driving. Not a good idea. When did I pass that stoplight? Yeah.
Well, those thoughts led to these thoughts. Oh, how I’ve missed music. I don’t know if it’s a combination of having kids and being so focused on pursuing my dream or just not having a radio/stereo anymore, but I’m seeing a trend here. I’ve been missing out on movies too. I am forgetting to live! Well, not anymore.
Back to music. I LOVE music. And if you thought my taste in reading was eclectic, wait until you see my listening habits. From Alabama to Atahualpa to Delirious to Elvis and Enya to Il Divo to Jesus Culture to Pink, Plumb, Pentatonix to Lindsey Stirling to Third Day to the Zambian Vocal Group. I am all over the place and I hadn’t even mentioned soundtracks. (But not the ones with words.)
Music is so powerful. I’m not going to attempt to tackle that topic today. Maybe for another post another time. Right now I just want to relish it. It refreshes me, encourages me, and connects deep. It expresses the inexpressible. Giving voice where none existed or had been silenced by circumstances. It acknowledges what we’ve been through, what we are going through, what we are feeling, our hopes and fears, and lets us know: We are not alone.
Of course not all songs do that for me…kind of like books, eh? Like soul mates. If you’ve read my guest post over on Ralene Burke’s blog, you’ll know what I’m referring to here. I’m seeing another trend… Perhaps all art can be considered a soul mate. That’s why certain things connect with certain people and not others. We aren’t going to like all of it, but we can appreciate it for what it is. Hmmmm…
Wow, such deep thoughts for a Monday morning. Ha! And I am just now getting to my caffeine.
So what say you? What are your favorite songs? Why do you think music is so powerful?
Hope you have a great rest of the week!