“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
― Victor Hugo
“People haven’t always been there for me but music always has.”
― Taylor Swift
“To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.”
― Aaron Copland
I believe so very much in music. If I didn’t, my position here would be a little silly. When I was young, music told me when to run on stage, when to twirl and step, and when to stop. Music taught me how to dance. (Although it didn’t stick with me, sorry that you spent all that money on dance for me to be so ungraceful now, Ma). Music taught me how to count. Music helped me remember the 50 states (50 nifty United States from 13 original colonies….Delaware is the best…). Music helped me understand love and friendship. Music helped me understand and cope with pain. I could go on and on and on.
Fun facts about me through song:
My lullaby: Hands Down by Dashboard Confessional. I’m not sure how this became my lullaby. All I know is that now it soothes me enough to slow my breathing and fall asleep.
The song I would love to be serenaded to (and my favorite of all time): The Way You Do The Things You Do by the Temptations. I love pick up lines and sweet, cheesy things. This song is so romantic and it sounds so sincere, even if it’s oozing cute. Also, it’s a classic. And once in a movie, Hilary Duff sang it. (I loved her). Anyways, I have been in love with this song for as long as I can remember. You got a smile so bright, you know you could’ve been a candle.
Songs I listen to when I’m sad: Sleeping Sickness by City and Colour and Tisbury Lane by Mae. Sometimes you do things and you don’t know why. This is one of those things.
Songs that I yell along to: She Hates Me by Puddle of Mudd and Girls by The Beastie Boys. This is another one of those things I don’t know why I do.
So I end as I begin, with words of wisdom.
Thanks for reading!
“Life is for the living.
Death is for the dead.
Let life be like music.
And death a note unsaid.”
― Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems