Music has the power to evoke feelings, inspiration, ideas. It creates special moments, and brings to mind precious memories.
“Music is Food for my Soul”. You might ask, what does that even mean?
For me, it is the calm, the peace, the serenity, the creativity, the reflection, that flows to, and through every essence of my being when I listen to a beautiful piece of music.
The wonder of music is that it transcends time, place, generations … it has the power to reach across age, race, gender, and bring people together in the moment.
A song is a gift to the one who created it – the composer. And to the one who sings it, the singer. And to the one who plays it, the musician. And to the one who listens to it, you and I. How truly amazing is that?! Every piece of music, every song, every tune does that. It doesn’t matter who the artist or musician is, when the music is played, the song is sung, the gift of music comes alive. It reminds me of the famous song – Thank you for the Music, by Swedish pop group, ABBA.
So I say
Thank you for the music, the songs I’m singing
Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing
Who can live without it? I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a song or a dance, what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me …
Songwriters: Benny Goran Bror Andersson / Bjoern K. Ulvaeus
Thank You for the Music lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Music Publishing France
You’re singing along now, right? 😊 🎶 I know, me too!
This song sums up perfectly what I’ve been saying here, how truly wonderful and powerful the gift of music is.
For the launch of my blog, I’ve chosen a piece of music that has brought me much peace and tranquility during the Lockdown in South Africa. We are now on day 254 of Lockdown here in South Africa.
Thank you to Classic 1027 for introducing me to the musical genius that is Chris Botti.
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Enjoy… Cinema Paradiso | Chris Botti (feat. Yo-Yo Ma) | Live in Boston.
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