My quilt guild has a challenge every year. This year’s theme is “Music Moves Me.” This has gotten me to think about all the ways our lives are enriched by music. For instance the giggles of an infant, the gentle breeze rustling the leaves in the trees, the gentle babbling of a brook. All these things are music to my ears. Of course the sound of a good jazz band, or the golden oldies, and of course the beautiful voices from the choir at church on Sunday is wonderful too. Our world is full of music.
I guess one has to agree that what is music to one person is not music to another. That being said, if we just open ourselves up to the possibility that the noise is music it makes the world a better place. Don’t you think? For instance, my good friend Sue likes classical music. It’s not my first choice, but I can listen to it because I think about the discipline and talent of the orchestra. I can see the beauty of the precise measure of the notes.
I have a big back yard. Well actually, I have a forest. With that brings all manner of fauna. Sometimes the birds make a terrible racket. But, what is not beautiful about baby birds calling for mom to feed them, or a beautiful cardinal calling out to his mate? The tree frogs peeping at night. I wonder what they are saying.
Music is as much about attitude as anything else. To truly enjoy the music all around you, you must first believe it exists.
Have a good day!