It’s everywhere and it
affects us in more ways
than we may even realize.
Music is our history, it’s our
style, it’s our mood, and it’s
our outlet to entertainment and
creativity. How many times does
the simple notion of a song bring us to another time
just by reminding us of when we were doing the last
time we heard it. Being in a bad mood can quickly be
turned into a good mood when we hear our favorite
song on our Mp3 playlist. One of my favorite things is
being absorbed into a band, surrounded by thousands
of others who the only thing you may have in common
with at that moment is that you’re all lost in a moment
of exhilaration watching a live rock band performance…
but that’s all you really need.
Music is one of life’s big pleasures that can be enjoyed
and embraced by everyone from the smallest baby to
the eldest grandparent. To someone who has all their
senses, to someone who feels music by vibration even
though they are unable to hear. We exercise to music,
drift asleep to music, and even fall in love surrounded
by that song that becomes “ours”.
Whether you enjoy the soft relaxing sounds of a
windpipe and a harp to sooth your stressed out soul,
or the hardcore beat of drums and guitars to energize
your morning commute (absolutely one of my favorite
things!), music is one of the best things in life. No
matter your culture, class, or community, it’s one thing
we can all enjoy alone or together, and it really
does set us free.
Angela Esler-Whelan, Managing Editor