Music is the shorthand of emotion -Leo Tolstoy
Music heals. Music evokes memories. Music soothes. Music allows us to reach inside and regain our power. Music is a big part of my life. I played piano for years. I still have a piano which is now in my garage, unable to be used due to damage. I miss singing and playing piano.
I find that there are songs which remind me of good times in my life, ones that remind me of people who have passed away and there are some songs which remind me of sad times. Tears sometimes escape unbidden when I listen to certain songs. There’s such an emotionality to music. It touches the heart, the mind and the soul with each note, each lyric, each rhythm and beat.
Alzheimer’s Disease takes that part last I’ve been told. Music, lyrics are the last to go which holds a special part of my heart’s hope. Glen Campbell’s special I’ll Be Me showed us that point. Haven’t you ever heard a song and felt like you were transferred back in time, another decade, another era, another part of your life that now is so far gone that it almost feels like it never happened to you and then POOF you hear a familiar tune and VOILA, the memories return, flooding back, filling our minds with memories that we may have thought were lost.
So the next time you are listening to music, think about it! We are all connected!