Friday, September 11, 2009

Humming on my keypad.

I was sitting in my desk, tinkering on my PC when suddenly I heard a very familiar song. The music put a halt on what I was doing and I just sat here, listening to it. It’s an old song - Killing Me Softly, although sang by a male. Suddenly, I am embraced by a soothing, relaxing strains. Now, I'm humming, and the stress is easing, as I close my eyes and lay my head at the back of the chair.

Hmmmm! It's just what the doctor ordered.

Wow, another one! This time it’s Wild World by Cat Steven. See, hearing these old familiar songs does so much more than simply entertain me with rhythm and beat, but also magically elevates my spirit. I have been feeling depressed myself and I just felt invigorated just now, listening to it. I felt one again with the universe, haha!

Music is incredibly powerful in so many ways!.

They can tell stories of our lives and explain a lifetime in less than 3 minutes. It can change a mood in a matter of one minute, and it can bring us to far away places by just closing our eyes. Music can also bring me to tears in just a few beats and capture the heart and soul in a few seconds.

Why, it can even make me fall in love and it can break my heart.

How music can control me and give me a calming effect is something which I am not even conscious.

What does music do for you?



Great post hun!!! Music soothes me when I am melancholic,
gives me energy when I need to be active,
shuts out the noise when I don't want to think,
Brings me elation when needed and remind me of many years past and the experiences associated with each song.

living_with_ba said...

Music takes me to a place where it doesn't hurt anymore, fills me with happiness and sadness and many other emotions. Glad to be able to hear it.

Cal said...

Sorry to hear you've been feeling down Odette. I hope you're feeling better now. I agree about the music. I went to a 'Happiness Project' seminar once and as you entered the room they were playing 'Happy' music. Some of the tracks were really funny and before long, everyone was relaxed and laughing and the seminar hadn't even begun! The speaker said to make a tape of 'Happy' music to play in the car etc and I've never got round to it. He pointed out that 'Love songs' are usually tragic and about loss and I hadn't thought about that before. I'll have to get round to that tape. It would make a good Christmas present! TTFN xxxxxxx

Tracey said...

I prefer the old songs to new, each one takes me back to a particular moment in time, I love music! XXX

Sid Brechin said...

A metronome. I wish one a good loud one. I wind it and set it for just slightly lower than my heart rate ( which is always higher than it should be as a result of my illness ) perhaps as I slept and even awake my heart would slowly match it. Then lower it a beat or two a minute each day or couple of days. If the HR got closer to what it should be and stayed there I would only have the BP to worry about and slowly be able to cure myself mostly by biofeedback.

Music does wonderful things. Now if only Beetoveen was my favorite instead of Weird Al Yankovich there may be hope for me in the near future.

John Gray said...

killing me softly......

amazing song...x

Mimi said...

Hi Odette,
I love to listen to music. It does really relax you, doesn't it? I have to admit, though that a big dose of country music really depresses me. Ok, now back to you... Why are you depressed? I hope it's not because of all the Christmas ads and decorations everywhere that you wrote about earlier.I have been feeeling a little down, too. End of summer blues, I guess. Take care of yourself and find something FUN to do!
Big Hugs,

Angry American said...

I love listening to music from the 70s. It reminds me of how much simpler life was and reminds me of some of my better days. But, it also makes me sad that those days are gone for good.

I just hope to god I can afford to get to the Philippines soon so I can make some new better memories with my little filipina girl.

Odette said...

"So I say
Thank you for the music, the songs Im singing
Thanks for all the joy theyre bringing
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a song or a dance what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me"


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