I am looking out of the window, just a miserable dull day. Lots of rain, windy, not too cold, pretty dark indeed. It would have been very easy to give in and feel down, to mirror the greyness of the day. It would have been effortless to let sorrow conquer my mood, feeling sorry for myself. It would have been not difficult to surrender and let my soul be wrapped with coldness. Oh yeah, all very tempting. It feels like the weather is reflecting the anger, the helplessness, the fears, the sadness, the loneliness, we are all feeling today after the announcement yesterday of another six weeks lockdown. However, I got out of bed with a smile on my face, another day to live, another chance to make memories, another 24 hours to relish. I turned the radio on so the good vibes of songs could embrace me.
The music of life! The power of songs, they can make you cry but at the same time they can uplift your spirits! If someone ask me to arrange a playlist with my fifty favourite songs, I would not be able to just sum up the songs of my life to such a low number. Music is my life, it comes with me wherever I go. Driving, washing the dishes, writing, out walking, admiring the beauty of nature, working, gardening, being creative with my crafts. Always there, offering me great comfort, great company, great energy. Definitely something I could not live without!
Music nourishes you. Music empowers you. Music lifts you up. It is more than just a mere melody, it is somehow the mirror of your soul. I once read that when someone shares their favourite songs with you, embrace them, because they are giving you a glimpse into their soul. I couldn’t agree more indeed. They hold memories, places you once visited, words that were never said, dreams ready to become true, feelings and emotions deeply hidden. They also bring peace to a restless mind as well as suffocate the anger in you.
A song can make tears roll down your face, make you laugh, make you sing along, make you dance, make you want to run, make you feel lonely, make you smile, make you dream, make you want to live life to full. A melody is capable of taking you back on time, letting you fly to enchanting places, of bringing back memories, of setting you on fire, of hugging you close on low moments, of freeing you from tight chains, of lighting the darkness of down day. So true. So worthy. So powerful!
If I were asked to choose a song today, I would go for “Good Riddance (Time of your life)” by Green Day. For what it is worth it was worth all the while! If you are not feeling great… press play, turn up the volume and let your soul soak in the moment of good vibes! Always remember: Carpe Diem as time flies!
Jay Cee Moon ©