By: Trista Sumner
The world we live in is often a wild, confusing, emotionally draining place. Our everyday lives are so often tainted with stress, worries, busy schedules, and a number of other things that can make us feel that we are almost (but not quite) at our wits end.
Where can we turn to for reprieve? For a hint of solace amongst the insanity? For a brief moment of freedom from ourselves, our lives? What is there to get us through our trying moments?
Music revives. It uplifts. It has the ability to take us away from everything for just a few minutes. It is timeless. Powerful. Moving.
It impacts us all in some way. How many of us can tie every crucial moment in our lives to a song? I know that I can. Good events and bad alike, we all have our own personal soundtracks. A song that has gotten us through a difficult time. A song that makes us smile. Or sing, no matter how off key and loudly. A song that reminds us of times gone by, and times to come. A first dance, first kiss, first breakup, first true love.
It expresses the thoughts, emotions, and words that perhaps we could never find on our own.
Music gives the world hope.