Singing and music help your spirit soar

 “Writing, painting, singing it cannot stop everything. Cannot halt death in its tracks. But perhaps it can make the pause between death’s footsteps sound and look and feel beautiful, can make the space of waiting a place where you can linger without as much fear.”Ally Condie, Reached

Street performers at Vancouver’s Granville Island Market entertain the crowds of harried passersby as they hurry to their destinations. Flautist, guitar and banjo players and even the occasional accordion street artist perform their musical offerings to help lighten the load of everyday living.

Do you ever find yourself humming the latest contemporary tune or quietly mouthing the words to your favorite song when the stresses and strains of everyday life knock at your front door and want to back you into that proverbial corner?

Singing, whistling, humming all have that quieting therapeutic effect of lessening the tension of a bothersome situation. These are almost universal affirmations of our humanity. Music is central to life on the planet and a basic part of our DNA.

When the driver in front of you has just cut you off; the kids are acting up for the 100 th time today;  or the dishwasher refuses to work you find yourself going to that happy place where music lessens the tensions and the frustrations of the moment. 

Pharmaceuticals used to quiet the nerves are addictive. Music at times accomplishes the same thing and does not drain your bank account or rob you of your health.

Getting addicted to music is the more user-friendly way to enjoy life.

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7 Comments on Singing and music help your spirit soar

  1. Great Post. I completely agree, there is nothing like music to relax a stressed soul or inspire a melancholy mood! It says a lot about our personal choices and experiences as well. I just read a beautiful post from “snowbird of paradise” blog talking about experiencing other people’s choices of music while traveling with Uber. Her post touched my heart showing how we can learn and experience new things outside of our own normal personal choices of music. Thank you so much for your post.
    With Respect, Hope, Joy and Love, Carmela

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  2. Wonderful words, Gerry!

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  3. "The music is all around us, all you have to do is listen" – August Rush.

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