the ups and downs of life

Free My Soul

There are times when there are no words that can really express what I want to say yet music can. I know it has words and those words can say it when if I tried to speak them it just wouldn’t sound right. And there are also times when if I am in great pain that I can’t bear to hear music. There’s so much pain within me that the last thing I can handle is hearing anything that is beautiful. I think music is sometimes a double-edged sword for me. I love it so deeply, yet it can hurt. But music does free my soul. It reminds me of the Doobie Brothers song. Sometimes I just wanna get lost in the rock and roll and drift away.

But I have to be in certain moods for certain music. For the past 6 months I have had the hardest time listening to James Taylor. He is my favorite musician so it seems I would want to listen to him. No. His songs remind me of love and happiness and I didn’t want to be reminded of that. So I had to find different music. I had a hard time with most music because it was all about love. And that really was not what I wanted to hear. Then a friend turned me on to Jaron and the Long Road to Love. I know. There’s the “L” word again. But there is this funny song he does about heartache that makes me laugh every time I hear it. It’s called “Pray for You.” Here, listen to it and watch the video. Both are great!

How great is that? So that kinda made me feel better. It said what I wanted to say.

Anyway, I can finally listen to James Taylor again and all kinds of other music. I love it so much. It makes me smile. It brings up memories. It makes new ones. It expresses how I feel. Music is one of the most beautiful and amazing artistic expressions because it is something most people enjoy and it touches us all in some way.


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