Where Words Fail, Music Speaks

Where words fail, music speaks. -Hans Christian Anderson

Sometimes a song can heal just as well as words.  Music soothes the soul I’ve heard and I’ve been blessed to experience this for myself.  Is it only me who feels that pull towards certain songs which no matter where I am, can bring me back to a favorite moment in time, no matter how far in the past?  I try to only concentrate on the good memories, but there are sad ones as well which still haunt me musically.

My special friend NAngel’s Mom passed away when we were young.  At a school concert, she sang, “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash.  To this day, I can hear her voice clearly singing this song and I remember the wedge of heartbreak that I felt at that time.  You see, her Mom was like a Mom to me as well.  In fact, we were pretty inseparable at that time.  More than 30 years later and I can still feel the sadness and the healing that accompanied her song.  I remember the healing tears that ran down my cheeks and I can remember seeing the audience who knew who she was, healing along with her.

Do you find that you can turn to music to heal you?  To lift your spirits when you are sad?  To soothe the hurt when you need a hug?  To hold your hand and embrace you when you simply need a friend?  To vent your frustrations when you need to let off some steam?  To growl like a lion when you are in pain in order to let it out?

I write a lot about music in my blog!  Just search music and you’ll find these and more!

https://misifusa.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/music-music-music/  https://misifusa.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/gratitude-29-gracias-gracias-gracias/  https://misifusa.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/spirits-and-music/  https://misifusa.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/sunshine-2/

Let’s share a few of our favorites! 

Do you have a go to sunshine song?

How about a healing song?

What song soothes your soul?

Sing Loudly and Shine On!


Does 1973 ring a bell with you?

13 thoughts on “Where Words Fail, Music Speaks

  1. Yes. Definitely, yes. Music is a very powerful source of life, inspiration, hope, comfort, love, joy…Thank you for reminding me and opening me to the bright sunshiny day I can create today.

  2. I enjoyed reading this post. Yes, I listen to music when I am down especially. It lifts my spirits. And most kinds of music! Country, classical, 40s etc.

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