Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Find the Music in You…

I love music!  Musicals, live bands, pop, radio, choirs, and so on...  Mostly, because there is always a lyric that perfectly captures how one feels – whatever that feeling.  I may be alone in this dorky belief (I  doubt it) but it is one of my favorite quirks.  Admit it - you've been caught singing at the stop light!  Or you certainly remember that first heart break and calling WKZQ or WYAV (MB stations) to request the latest crushing love song that mirrors your broken heart... :-)  I just find it delicious how lyrics join me on life's journey:

Just a kiss on your lips in the moonlight (…SIGH….)
So you had a bad day...  (Sometimes that’s true, nice to know others do too)
The beating of my heart is a drum and its lost and it's looking for a rhythm like you (one of my all time favorite poetic expressions – even if it is Air Supply)
Darius Rucker in CLT!
And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon (for all parents & teens)
You’ve just gotta ignite the light and let it shine, just own the night like the 4th of July (favorite holiday in Myrtle Beach ;-)
The song remembers when (no truer words spoken)
He sang from his heart and he sang from his soul, he didn't know how well he sang, it just made him whole (wonder if anyone else knows this one...?)
I might even be a rock star! (I miss you, Hannah Montana)
As someone told me lately, everyone deserves a chance to FLY (Sometimes we should all be a little bit WICKED)
I could be up in Ohio or back home Caroline, no matter what state I'm in, I’m in a southern state of mind (803 loves you, Darius!)
I just haven’t met you yet! (Sing it Michael Bublé!)
~I could do this for days…!~

To me, this is so simple. I find it tough to understand non-musical folks when every single thought and emotion can be expressed for you.  Enriched, vetted, validated, hopeful, hopeless, made bigger, or smaller – what a gift music is to us all.  Maybe that’s cheating in a way – not finding your own words – but I think the words music provides, leads us to better expression of feelings and better connections with people in the world.

And even better than articulating how you feel, a song can change your day!  I have scratchy days like everyone else - and am so grateful I can dig into my iTunes library to select something to lift me up; whether something spiritual (that always works - at least God love me if the rest of the world doesn't that day ;-) or a contemporary hit such as Shake It Off by Florence + the Machine - that's a great directive there.  It IS hard to dance with the devil on your back, so shake him off.

Music is all around, waiting to embrace your day.  If you stop and listen, you can hear beyond lyrics in the world: at stop lights, on summer breezes or rolling waves, in traffic jams, on rainy days, with relationships, kiddos, pets, and the ever quest for love...!  Maybe make your own tune, just for you.

No matter where we are or what we experience, there is a song for it.  #ThisJane Says, find the music in you – whether for inspiration, peace, validation, et cetera – let it fill you up, like a Red Solo Cup. ;-)

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