Music: Ten Favorites For The Road…
Amazing Grace – Cecilia
‘Round Midnight – Thelonius Monk
Music brings people together and helps us find common ground during special and difficult times… When I am feeling run down, rejuvenated, reflective, I turn to music to refresh my mind, to relax and tune inside for answers. This post is in response to the Daily Post suggestion that we find ten favorite songs to share… Some are old and others and in between but what they all share is a timelessness…
“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
Love Supreme – John Coltrane
Water No Get Enemy – Fela Kuti
Bob Marley – WAR
War live – Bob Marley
When I listen to music, I find myself revisiting places that hold good memories and sometimes places that bring back an evocative feeling of peace and joy. We can’t fail with music as everyone has favorites and can choose new songs to add to any list.
“Where words fail, music speaks.” Hans Christian Andersen
Fire on the Mountain – Asa
There are times when words can’t express what we are feeling or words are insufficient for what we are experiencing; that is when music offers its best insights and even answers. I find at times like that, it is best to turn to the sounds that we love; jazz, classical, R &B, spirituals and many others and listen to them without interruptions…
“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. … I get most joy in life out of music.” Albert Einstein
I like the quote from Albert Einstein, especially about seeing life through music… Also I find that I love all kinds of music; including songs written in other languages… The language of music is so universal that we can enjoy songs from other cultures and traditions and not feel limited by barriers of any sort. Music transcends everything and the beauty of a song carries us to ancient and restful places regardless of the language of the song… I find that quite remarkable.
“Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.” Samuel Butler
I’ve always loved this song by the rock group Poison; even though the video is so, so. The song was one of many I listened to in the heady 1980s, and I have added it here to share with you because every time I hear it on the radio or elsewhere, it puts a smile on my face…and that is what makes music so satisfying, isn’t it? What are your thoughts? What favorite song would you add to the list? Do you have any stories to go with your songs? Do share! Thank you. 🙂
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Write a top ten list of your favorite songs.
Positive Motivation Tip: Music will always soothe those hurting and happy places… find your rhythm and enjoy!