Friday, September 14, 2012
I love music. I love to turn it up loud and be completely enveloped in the sound, letting the words and the melody wash over me. I love to sing along, at the top of my lungs, and sometimes, I even break out a dance move or two.
But what I love the most is the emotional connection I have to particular songs. If it's one of my current favorites, then it's the emotional impact it has on me today.....giving me three or four minutes to be distracted from my daily to do list and to live vicariously through the words and stories of someone else.
If it's a favorite from the past, I can be immediately carried back to my childhood, teen or college years. I remember specific instances of hearing the song in days gone by (and there's nothing like a good 80's power ballad to take me back)......hanging out with friends on the lake, feeling heartbroken after a relationship with a particular boy ended, or being at a Friday night dance. Whatever it might be, I can relive those feelings and connect to those memories of the past.
What about you? How do you connect with music? Find a way to share your connection through a photo!
And before I go, I thought I'd leave you with some of my favorite artists and songs. If you have any favorites, share them with us too! I always love to add new stuff to my playlist!
Matt Redman - 10,000 Reasons
Five For Fighting - I love pretty much anything they do, but Slice is so good.
Bodeans - Closer to Free
Fleetwood Mac - Bleed to Love Her
K.D. Lang - Hallelujah
Billie Myers - Kiss the Rain
Train - Hey Soul Sister
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