Music: Dark Nights & Morning Lights…
“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” Lord Byron
Truman / David Falzone – Morning Light
Music fills many gaps and spaces in our hearts; from our lonely nights to our glorious moments in day light. We reach for music to set the mood or heal our wounds. What most of us appreciate about music is that it rises above our ways of expressing emotion and carries us directly to the source. Music soothes on a lonely night and in the solitude of an early morning.
“Language… has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone.” Paul Tillich
The song above is a haunting one that speaks to the deep longing one has for the divine; especially when alone in the darkest hour of our lives. According to Wikipedia, it is “one of 27 samples of music included on the Voyager Golden Record, launched into space in 1977 to represent the diversity of life on Earth. “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground” was chosen as the human expression of loneliness.” More below ;-)
“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Cherokee Morning Song – Walela (A beautiful Native American song)
Do you reach for music when you feel lonely? are alone? Some of us love to listen to music to set our day and others prefer the company of music at the end of the day or in a nightclub setting. Either way, we find our connections, perhaps a sense of balance through our musical choices and that makes all the difference. Enjoy the music selection and offer me any that cover the theme of darkness and light. I like this quote by Henry Rollins as a counterpoint to the sadder view of loneliness. “Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.” Have a musical weekend!
What about you? What are your thoughts? What music do you prefer when feeling down? What helps you to see the light? Do you have special happy songs? Do share! Thank you. :-)
Positive Motivation Tip: Music lights up the night and brightens up our day; lonely or happy, we can find our song.