The Magic of Music

“The music is all around US, all you have to do is listen.”

– August Rush.

I could say the same thing about a lot of things. All we have to do is look, be sensitive to our surroundings. Of course, one might say, how about if all we see are the bad things that meet our eyes. I say, we just have to look harder, sometimes we just see the bigger things or the obvious ones and miss the little things that are right before us. We rant and blab about the experiences that we are posed with, so we miss the chance to see the many good things this life could give. We are too preoccupied with our troubles that we no longer recognize the countless blessings in stored for us.

Good feelings do not disappear, we disappear. We hide into the wilderness or in the corners of our room; hiding behind the shelves, refusing to reach out to happiness even if it’s waving at us. It’s as if we imprison ourselves in anger and hatred that we struggle when we want to get out, and sometimes we just don’t want to leave those borders. We tend to notice every flaw and we dwell inside it. We complain so much then overlook the good things, the safe zones turn into a hazardous place to be. But once we find that symphony, we could get used to the rhythm and it would lead us to what we are looking for.

“Sometimes the world tries to knock it out of you. But I believe in music the way that some people believe in fairy tales. I like to imagine that what I hear came from my mother and father. Maybe the notes I hear, are the same ones they heard, the night they met. Maybe that’s how they found each other. Maybe that’s how they’ll find me. I believe that once upon a time, long ago, they heard the music and followed it.”(August Rush)

Music connects us in an amazing way, that we get inspired by simple notes even when sang in a different language. The melodies could inspire us, and well-written verses are there to give light to our journey. Sometimes, it’s just nice to be lost in the sound of music. Music gives us a sense of comfort and lends us a time to unlock some issues we have within ourselves. After that, we emerge as a new person, wounds patched up though it does not guarantee that we’re all healed up; at least, we are able to organize our thoughts and somehow lighten our load.


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