Without Music

Music is like magic.

It makes little sense to me how a song can sometimes just hit me without my being able to properly justify why it makes me feel quite so. There are too many examples to count of that in music.

We hear the right song, we can’t get it out of our heads. We hear a certain song, it changes our mood. We hear another song, moods change again. Music can sway our emotions, can sway our thoughts. It can anchor our memories. Then at a later playing take captive those dormant, forgotten, back of your mind thoughts.

And make you remember some loose fragment of a time.

An uplifting song can get you through the down times. A sad one can remind you that you’re not the first to feel sadness, and ease the pain of going at the world alone. Upbeat songs can move crowds. National anthems can move nations.

And some songs just make you feel like you’re floating on air, and make you wonder at life. Those are my favorites. Songs that just make you sink out of the troubles of the moment and make you want to think on what it’s all about really. Why are we all here? What experiences are there waiting for us across the horizon? Is the world all probability and chance or is it perchance partly driven by fate? And in the end maybe even think on how there even is an “I” to think on these things in the first place.

And when I get into those types of moods, that stray thought from a 19th Century mind long since passed still lingers and rings as true now as it did when first it was spoken.

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”

Thinking On A Night Sky

Life is no mistake.

145 thoughts on “Without Music

  1. Music is the great communicator. It speaks to our souls our very essence. You know, we don’t only just hear music when we listen to it, but actually feel it whether we realize it or not. Sometimes I say, “Know music, know life, no music, no life”.

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    • I really appreciate your kind words thank you so much for taking the time to comment this!! It means the world to me to know people connect to pieces I write, Ludovico Einaudi’s an amazing composer any words I write can’t do his music proper justice but I tried to compliment his brilliance as best I could, thanks so much once again and all the best to you!! 🙂

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      • I’ve been listening to him now the entire day since stumbling on your blog. I got a little obsessed this afternoon! Anyway, I was very inspired by your words as well and as I was reading it seemed to time perfectly with the music. Don’t know how that’s even possible but very cool. Thanks for posting!

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      • Happy to introduce you to a new artist!! I’ve been obsessed with his music for a while haha he and Yann Tiersen are a couple of my favorite piano composers, and I’m inspired to know that you felt something reading what I’ve written and I’m happy it timed well with the music I did my best for it to flow with the song, no problem at all thank you so much for reading!! 🙂

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    • No problem at all thank you for your kind comment!! It’s been a source of much of the same for me, it warms my heart to know you were moved by this piece thank you so much once again for taking the time to reach out!! 🙂

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      • I’m truly very sorry to hear about your state at the moment but your blog premise is a positive and inspirational one, I’m not in quite such a circumstance but I’ve definitely suffered in cages of my own making and found that books and writing have greatly aided me in dealing with my own silent struggles and battles with depression. Keep the strength thank you so much for taking the time to connect I wish you nothing but the best as you continue in your life’s journey 🙂

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  2. Dear Oscar~Once again you have touched the soul. Wishing you so much Light and Joy on your journey. May you always have the time to be in the awareness of the beautiful connection we have with the Supremely Beloved. You seem like a soul who is deeply interested in this relationship…I’m not sure where you live, but if you have a Raja Yoga Meditation Center around~you will be delightfully lifted by the atmosphere created through constant connection with the Beloved Mother Father that is very palpable in their centers! I would be happy to share with you some guided meditations…can send to your email address, if you wish! Let me know.
    Many Blessings,
    Donna aka Shivalaya

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    • I appreciate the kind and heartfelt comment!! The names may be different but I certainly believe that there is a Higher Power and I’m most certainly deeply interested in better connecting with the spiritual side of existence!! I really do need to get some meditation in tonight I appreciate the reminder haha many all the best to you and happy blogging!! 🙂

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  3. That is a beautiful piece of music. I agree that music is just an indispensible part of life. When I travel I like to listen to music that matches that area: in Hawaii, native Hawaiian, in Utah and Arizona, Native American, and in Italy, Italian pop music. And when I am sad or lonely, it has to be Stevie Nicks. Music for me IS like a soundtrack of my life.

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