Music, I believe, is the key to our soul.
Most people don't think about it, but for a moment, consider how much we are all affected, by music.
Everyone has a favorite song(s) or group of musicians. Most people have wished or wanted to be in a band, or have played an instrument at some point
in their lives.
But what is it about music, that causes it to be so entwined with us? Most of us do not even realize, just how significant, music is.
A commercial jingle pops into your thoughts, a spoken word or phrase triggers a song to pass your lips, a friend starts to sing and several others
They are seemingly, just a collection of melodies and harmonies. How can they possibly have so much power over us.
Imagine watching a movie that had no soundtrack. Would the fight scene seem less dramatic? Would the love scene lose emotion?
Do you imitate a boxer every time you hear "Eye of the Tiger?" Or think of Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore during "Unchained Melody?"
Do you ever listen to the radio in your car? How about at work? Do you own an MP3 player? A surround sound system? How many times have you burned just
one song on a cassette or more recently, a compact disc so that you could take it with you?
Do you ever get warm chills from a really good song?
I do..........How can a simple song sway your emotions to the point of a physical reaction? What's the connection?
Just ask any one of the Beach Boys. They'll tell you........
You heard it playing in your head, didn't 'cha? Good, good, good.......Good Vibrations...
Boy, I sure am dating myself in that last bit. Heheh.....
But you know that, most likely, within the first few hours of this life, someone is singing you a lullaby. And, our first sounds are music to our
From hymns in church to the funeral home. Campfire favorites to folk songs. Wedding pro and recessionals to "Happy Birthday," Christmas carols to
National anthems. Commercials to concerts...
Music is a daily part of our lives. Some is much welcomed, while others are not so much so. But the advertisers know that if their catchy little
jingle attaches itself to your memory, then it may just help sell a hamburger or a bar of soap.
Why do these "songs" become such an extraordinary part of our psyche? Can you think of any other medium that has quite the same effect?
Is our mind so vast, that we are able to cross-reference every memory with a musical tag? And if so, why are these "files" so easily accessible,
when we can't remember what we ate for lunch, yesterday?
Perhaps our mind, our "operating system" is based on music?
Some say that if you play classical music to an infant, that they grow up to become smarter than ones who don't. Is this because their
"hard-drives" develop a larger capacity? Or, because their file system is established in a better or broader way, so archival access is a much
Or is it merely, the fact that, all matter is some form of vibration?
Could, GOD, be defined by something as simple, as a song??? The Conductor of our universal symphony? The most beautiful, precise, pristine, perfect
musical arrangement, because He is, every instrument....He is, every musician?
Could God be, the most fundamental part, of Everything?