Monday, December 3, 2012
Moved by the Music
I'm not sure why I was suddenly struck by that one song. Granted, I grew up in the North and have memories of many white Christmas' there. Now that I live in the South, I miss the winter experience during the holidays. I mean, it was 72 degrees outside at concert time. So maybe it was thinking of my folks and Christmas' past. Then there were all those people standing and participating with such joy, hugging and singing with their children, spouses, families, and friends. It's a precious feeling, celebrating with people you love. So, I did think about my folks, 1,000 miles away, and my husband, who couldn't be there that afternoon, and about how much music they have given to me. It was probably a combination of these and other things that ran through my mind.
I find it interesting how effective music is in evoking emotional and physical responses. Sometimes, we don't even realize that it's happening. I have my 'go to' music when I want to be energized, comforted, encouraged, relaxed, or motivated. There's my blue funk music, my distraction music, my 'sing at the top of your lungs' music, my 'car trip' music, and my 'gosh, that's georgous' music. But I am amazed by the times when music catches me off guard, and simply revel in the experience of it. I wonder when I will get to feel it again.