Songs are like magic.  Good ones capture the soul and take it on a journey.  A journey to places it had long forgotten.  As it travels, it remembers, and the memories bring forth long since dormant emotions that mix with the melodies and the rhythm   so that you almost cry.  Not in a sad way, but  out of joy, like you’ve found a long lost friend and learned that they’re alright.

Songs capture the soul, yes, but then set it free and send it soaring above the highest mountains and into the ether.  It can see the whole world up there.   It’s always beautiful, like late evening, when the light’s a mix of pink and orange, and the sun casts long shadows.

Sometimes if you’re very lucky you can see the stars, even if the sun is still barely casting light. The sky takes on a purple tinge then, and the stars hang languidly above our sphere, casting light down upon us that they created millennia ago.  They don’t care for music, but I’m sure that if we just shared it with them, they would find it as lovely as we do.  They’d only need a little push, like that which a parent gives to a child sitting nervously on top of a slide.

I think that’s the real beauty of music.  It, more than anything, is meant to be shared.  You should never create a song just for you.  Share it with the world, with the sky and the stars, the great planets and their moons, and comets that streak across the stratosphere.  They’ll thank you for it, I’m sure, in their own way.  You might not find out for a long time, but they’ll thank you, as will we all.

One day.

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  1. Reblogged this on Year 'Round Thanksgiving Project and commented:
    Music…the purest form of sharing with friends and strangersvalien

  2. dulzimordash

     /  May 18, 2013

    Reblogged this on Spontaneous Creativity.

  3. Sunflower

     /  May 19, 2013

    What a beautiful tribute to music, Corngoblin. And what a badass name, “Corngoblin.” :)) Reminds me of how, when I played in an orchestra years ago, there were times when tears streamed down my face during the performance. Some things, one cannot control. Some things are so beautiful, they touch you in a way that moves the deepest part of you. Thank you for bringing back those memories.

    • That’s lovely. I’m glad it could help you remember. And thanks, I think the name’s badass too. Thank you for reading.

  4. This has to be the most eloquent description of music ever written. Music is all those things and more, yet quite different to each listener. The photo and the accompanying song are the perfect compliments to your written word. Lovely, lovely post.

  5. The imagery in your description is amazing! I’ve always felt that music is a universal “string” that we are blessed to share in and that’s why it speaks to our souls.
    Thanks for the like.

  6. fransiweinstein

     /  May 20, 2013

    A former boyfriend always used to say, “The memories are in the music”. He was right.

  7. Just gorgeous! Lovely piece of writing, and photo of a sunset.


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