The Power of Music in Our Life

November 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Guest Space

Once again, we welcome Stephanie Crawford as our guest writer today. More about Stephanie below.

nano pocket by fscklog on flickr

I read the word harmony I immediately think music. The genre of music isn’t too important to me. I’m not terribly fussy when it comes to music. I love music, listening to music, the harmonies, the tunes, the structures and the sounds. For many years I’ve enjoyed the sounds and harmonies of music.

Switch the iPod on, tune the radio, pop a CD on and press play and the ambiance of a room instantly changes. It’s for this reason that I receive much enjoyment and pleasure from listening to a wide variety of music genres. Classical, rock, country, pop, indie, folk I guess you could call me a music junkie. Some people enjoy craft, others sport but for me it’s music, it’s an interest, it’s an escape, it’s a big part of my life. I’d struggle to live without the enjoyment of listening to music. Take music away from me and my world would instantly change, for the worst.

I grew up in a household where music was always playing somewhere in the house. I’m sure there were times my mother wished for the music to be turned off. Times I’m sure she longed for an hour of silence. I remember the days of the vinyl record. We had a collection of special kids ones. I’m sure they included songs performed in Italian. We couldn’t understand a word of them but we loved playing them and often begged for them to be played over and over again. As a teenager I owned my very own cassette player. I remember recording my music, my favourite tracks onto my cassette tapes. Then came the CD. Wow the CD! What a revolution the CD was. To own a CD player was something very special.

Still to this day particular tracks will continue to take me back to another time, another place, and another decade. The mental association between music and an event is incredible. The harmonies often bring back many happy memories along with the occasional reminiscing of times which weren’t so joyous. Music can be so powerful. It’s through music and harmonies that stories are told, stories are shared. Feelings, thoughts and opinions are expressed through the art form we call music.
Music has become a very important part of my life. I can enjoy music alone and I can enjoy a large concert sitting amongst hundreds possibly even thousands of fans. The atmosphere at a concert can be electrifying.

When you seek moments of harmony in life, turn to your music collection, your iPod, your iTunes account, and your favourite radio station for music and music’s ever stunning harmonies. Take time out to simply enjoy listening to music. The pleasure that comes from getting lost in the lyrics of your favourite song cannot be described. How fortunate we are to be exposed to the wonders and beauty of music. Music is a gift. Music harmonies are a golden treasure.

photo: nano_pocket by Leo (fscklog)

ABOUT OUR GUEST WRITER

Stephanie CrawfordStephanie Crawford is a born and bred Melbourne girl, enjoying life in her thirties. She is a mum to two gorgeous boys.

She is back at University studying part time through Open Universities Australia. She is focused on completing a second degree, a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism). Stephanie is finding there is plenty to learn about distance education and online learning.

She is excited to be pursuing her lifelong dream. Her motivation and goal are a career as a freelance writer. She loves to share her opinions and has a passion for writing. She is actively seeking writing opportunities to further develop and strengthen her skills. She wishes she had more time to experiment in the kitchen and more time to harvest her own vegetable garden.

You’ll find Stephanie at her blog, Write to Tell, and on Twitter.

Comments

4 Responses to “The Power of Music in Our Life”
  1. pve says:

    I plan to give gifts that have everything to do with the 5 senses and music will be on the list.
    Taste, sound, sight, listening and touch – all will make the holiday full of harmony!
    pve

  2. PVE,

    I just love your idea of giving gifts that have everything to do with the 5 senses. Only last week I was speaking with a friend who is seeking to give gifts that involve an ‘experience’. I love these ideas! Especially given we live in a society which tends to focus too heavily on consumerism and material possessions.

    Best wishes for the festive season.

    Stephanie x

  3. Stephanie
    Having just returned from attending the Queenscliff Music Festival where there were many genres of music, some that lifted my spirits and others that need the earplugs or a walk away, I so know what you mean about music bringing us a treasure