M is for music
If you've been around here for long you know I love music and have hopes of our little version of the Partridge family branching out beyond our current garage band status. You must understand I played violin in 5th grade music class. I had a small stint with a recorder and I'm pretty sure my vocal 'experience' is for not since I have trouble maintaining pitch (I may be tone deaf).
So, my love for song stems from a deep appreciation and from a resonance in my core. I can't imagine our home without music or a ride in the car without some sort of sing-along (our current favorite is Sunshine Day). Snooze cruises with my little helper always involve some instrumental interlude (thank you, XM Pops). Good times, bad times, fun times and down times all involve some kind of music accompaniment (even if it's in my head).
Think about your favorite moments in life and even your darkest hours. Can't you relate most of them to a song? It may have been the song that was playing when he first kissed you. Or the love ballad that perfectly summarized your crushed heart. Or that groovy dance beat you just can't shake, eventhough the lyrics are completely superficial and insanely repetetive.
Whatever the moment, I am so grateful for the creative expression of music and that it can so positively feed our souls. And since we're on the subject, I would be remiss and let down a few readers if I continued without a shout out to John 'M'ayer (another very important M). His new album is dropping next Tuesday and I highly suggest you march out and get a copy (or download from iTunes, whatever strikes your fancy).
What are you grateful for today?