It’s been awhile and it feels good to have some time to write again. So here I am, on a quiet Sunday morning, with my black coffee, my dog, and a little music. Ah…Yes…MUSIC, the reason I am writing this Sunday morning (again).
Three people in my life sent me music comments or links this week. Three! One referencing our friendship and time in college, one remembering a time many moons ago of time spent together, and one from a past relationship that knew my passion for certain musicians all too well.
From an article in Psychology Today:
“What seems to happen is that a piece of familiar music serves as a soundtrack for a mental movie that starts playing in our head. It calls back memories of a particular person or place, and you might all of a sudden see that person’s face in your mind’s eye. Now we can see the association between those two things—the music and the memories.”
I fully agree! I often see these mental movies running through my mind. It’s hard to turn off when listening to music.
As many of you know, music is a huge part of my life. Something that I have passed on to my beautiful daughter. It’s almost obsessive. The lyrics of my favorite bands have the ability to change my mood, fuel emotions, bring about memories of the past, and guide me in my thoughts of upcoming decisions. For those that know me all too well, I APPRECIATE these messages, the music links, and the pictures and screen shots of music on your phone and car stereo. They make me SMILE beyond words. The fact that you know this about me makes so HAPPY, because it lets me know that you are thinking about me, that you know whats important to me, that you see through me on my most difficult days and in times of happiness. THANK YOU friends. I APPRECIATE you.
When you can, take some time in your day to simply listen to your favorite musicians. Take in the words. Take in the memories. Take in the POWER of music. It’s life changing!
Mazzy Star is my music choice for today. Her voice haunts me and fuels my soul in such a relaxing and powerful way.
Happy Sunday my friends!
Fuel The Soul Today