When life throws you lemons, thank it for the snack

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I'm glad mankind decided to combine various sounds into entertaining, inspirational, moving music. Whether I'm excited, happy, moody, depresed, or just feeling silly, music always seems to be there in my mind. Sometimes I get pieces of a song stuck in my head and I don't know why. After I repeat the portion of the song over and over again I start to pay attention to the words. At that point I realize that they seem to be just what I need to accentuate a good mood, lift me from a bad mood, or remind of all the things I am grateful for at that moment. Sometimes the songs are little kids music--the things you listened to in kindergarten or on family road trips. Sometimes it's a snippet or refrain from a song I've sung in the church choir. Sometimes it's a popular song and sometimes it's video game theme music (Super Mario Brothers pops in alot) or generic circus music. Whatever it is, I have grown to appreciate music. Sometimes we take it for granted. Sometimes we relegate it to nothing more than a background for the rest of life. Sometimes it serves as the foundation for other sensory experiences. However we experience it, music is everywhere in so many different formats and I am glad our species decided upon it as a tool for expression.

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