Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Music

I love music just about as much as I love makeup, Christmas, weddings, hanging out with family and friends...I really love music. I can't dance well, and I can't sing AT ALL, but both fascinate me. Growing up I don't really remember my parents listening to music very much but they did introduce me to musicals. I loved watching musicals...anything that included people singing or dancing I loved. I remember hearing the emotion in their voices and seeing the emotion in their movements and thinking it was amazing...how could they get me to feel the same things just by watching??? I was hooked.

As I got older my love for music continued...it helped me get through so many things in my life. I have to imagine many other people can say the same thing, at least I hope they can hold the same joy as I do just thinking about certain songs. I love that I can think of a memory and almost immediately the song that was apart of that memory pops in my head. Or if you hear a song it can instantly take you back to the time, place, and emotion you felt when you listened to that song the most. I don't know of anything else like it. Just hearing certain songs I am instantly 16 again and hurting from a break up, or if i hear another song I can close my eyes and smell the grass at soccer practice. Almost every emotion imaginable I feel upon hearing certain songs. My world without music would have been a much harder world...it is my therapy.

I could go on forever about this, but this picture below is something I created that will actually be published in a book (along with artwork from my mom...details to come later) I was supposed to creat something that depicted "Live like you're dying" and this is what I came up with....This is a picture of me on the subway for the first time and I felt more free and happy at that instant than I had in awhile. When I was looking for a picture that could go with this post I came across this one and instantly knew it also depicted the way music makes me feel, completely alive!!What's your favorite song that makes you feel things and remember memories you forgot all about???


2 comments:

  1. Songs from the '70's take me right back to high school and college. "500 Miles" makes ME think of YOUR soccer practices! Scarey, huh??

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  2. The pic scares me... now everytime i see a child hood drawing I am going to think of your head in the middle of it cheesing with a hat on.....lmao

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