Music is Life

Does Music Speak to Your Soul?

Music is truly one of the most powerful forms of magic that exists. Until someone figures out how to wield the force or perform a casting, we have music. Whether you’re listening to it or playing it, music has the power to transport you to another place, another mood, and a better day. There are countless genres and unique artists throughout the ages that have contributed to the ever-evolving art of music, but what truly makes it so enjoyable is the power that music bears to enrich every area of life.

Nurtures the Imagination

Being creative requires a delicate balanced blending of these two sides of our nature. When we listen to music something incredible happens to fuse these two together. Where once you were wracking your brain to conjure up the next idea, you find yourself reconnected to the driving feelings that inspired the project in the first place.

Enhances Stories

Odds are that movie has a killer musical score. In truth we love the shows and movies that we love because we have an emotional connection to them. Music heightens this connection exponentially. A good movie with a bad soundtrack inevitably falls flat. Mute a horror film and it becomes hilarious. I dare you. Just try it.

Builds Fellowship

Making music in a group is unbelievably unifying. There were many cliques within the vocal department, but when we all stood together and contributed our voices in song all of our differences melted away in the heat of pure musical bliss. When we were singing we shared something beneath the surface. A part of our shared passion. A piece of ourselves that couldn’t be expressed any other way.

Expresses Deep Feeling

Music helps us heal, transform, express, relate, emote, connect, inspire, feel empowered, celebrate, relax, get pumped…it’s no mystery how the phrase “mood music” came to be. Music can in one measure both express and evoke feelings by sound. Music is a medium that gives people the ability to share emotions and experiences on a level that transcends the physical, and through that sharing, achieve a fundamental understanding of themselves and one another.

“Where words fail, music speaks” — Hans Christian Anderson

As the last notes of my written homage to the beauty of music ring out I find myself at a loss to fully express the purest essence of music, for as Ludwig van Beethoven said, “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom or philosophy.” It confounds conventional methods of description. C.S. Lewis came close when he said: “Music is the thing known in the present life which most strongly suggests ecstasy and infinity.”

In truth I could write endlessly about the grandeur wonder and joy of music and still fail to do justice in describing the awe-inspiring magnitude of all that music embodies. Instead, I invite you to turn on your favorite song and let music speak for itself.

Thank you for reading this piece! I’d love to hear your thoughts. If you enjoyed my musings, please take a moment to share this to social media in the hope that it may touch the heart of someone who shares the passion of music.

Poet, aspiring writer, passionate advocate for emotional intelligence, avid nerd and Lyme warrior.

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