Music is the shorthand of emotion

Music is such an integral part of our lives and we rarely stop to think about it. We use music to entertain, drown our sorrows, celebrate big moments, make cows produce more milk, make plants grow greener, describe nations and to teach the alphabet, I could carry on.

It is also very diverse (thankfully). I dare to say that the invention of earphones can be compared to the invention of the Kindle where we all can disguise our, at times debatable, taste in music and reading. Not that there is a right or wrong when it comes to personal taste ( I still can’t stand certain regional music in Brazil! Sertanejo) or all the jokes associated to certain cheesy singers like Lionel Richie (you know I am talking to you!)

I decided to share my soft side ( or cheesy!!) with the video attached. This  reminds me of the greatest love of my life, that like a tide, came and went! The lyrics represent exactly how I felt at the time. For me, every person or life event has a soundtrack  attached to it. Remember going on holidays to Majorca with some girlfriends years ago and all we would listen was Snow Patrol – Chasing cars! Or a Christmas party at mine where I got obsessed by Florence the machine – Shake it out!! I still have some rather funny videos of that evening. So much laughter! Me and my dearest friend dancing the night away with The Promise by Girls Aloud when I got my flat and plowed through much champagne!
Like a kaleidoscope we mirror our inner feelings in a sound, lyrics or poem and as we progress and move on, the patterns change.
Now pick your song of the day and bright up your day!!!

Here go few quotes about music:

Where words fail, music speaks. By Hans Christian Andersen

Music can change the world because it can change people. By Bono

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. By Plato

Music is the shorthand of emotion. By Leo Tolstoy

You are the music while the music lasts. By T. S. Eliot

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