When I was a high school senior I wrote an essay about music as my drug. I have never puffed, snorted or injected anything other than an inhaler (that happened last week while I was ill), but I was a music junkee as a teenager. I would listen to rock via my radio or play classical records over and over. I loved the emotional highs and lows I got from music. Why would anyone harm their bodies with drugs when there is music? That was the topic of my essay.
I still enjoy listening to and discovering music that pushes my emotional buttons. It is a joyful activity. Music helps me connect with life, both temporal and spiritual. I might feel joy, sadness, peace, motivation, courage, strength, or even healing. Sometimes I get goosebumps; sometimes my tummy does flip-flops.
Yesterday I found another piece I love and a new sensation. When I listen to this piece I almost vibrate. It seems "in synch" with my soul. I don't know how else to explain this. It's a short classical venture by Billy Joel. I feel so much during this piece-- melancholy, longing, joy, comfort, peace, strength, faith, gratitude, and a kind of sureness/support. It also seems settled, for lack of a better word. It's a hymn. link--https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1kYHFgeucs&feature=share
As a sidenote, I have been sick for 2 1/2 weeks. I even had to bow out of a concert, something I have never done my entire life. I'm feeling much better today and I'm hopeful this is past. I hope to get back to blogging soon!