|My Canon in D (I am aware this is a terrible drawing done in less than 3 minutes, but I tried to leave my hand freely off my mind as bizarrely and fantastically as I remember it)|
Music plays such a huge role in our lives. It has the power to stir and shake our emotions, inspire or simply entertain us. It is one of my favourite things on earth.
Now I'm really concentrating in, perhaps, what I am most passionate about, I'm so blinded by my love for music I'm not even sure if I can be objective here, but here it is.
Overall, I really love art. I think it is the most beautiful way of expressing oneself, and it can be brilliant and overwhelming, especially if it comes from the depths of your soul, and this is not easy: you have to dismantle every layer inside covering your true self and, in order to do that, you need to face memories, thoughts and feelings that the majority prefer to ignore. Perhaps they think it is for their own good, or maybe they just don't realize that these feelings exist, maybe they simply do not care. And they may be right, who knows, there's never an universal opinion.
Basically, the form of art that speaks to me the most is music: I've gotten quite familiar with it now, but I remember when I got into it at the beginning: I started to think, to brood, to ponder about it, every verse, every instrument, every change in the voice of the vocalist (or not), every sound... Honestly, it's been the most exciting and thrilling trip I've ever been on. I've learned and I'm still learning to contemplate music, and that's something I feel blessed about, because it's a skill among maaaany others that not everyone has.
Who hasn't spent hours dancing and performing in their rooms as a teen with their favourite songs playing? It was a great way to get away from it all and it made you feel good! The songs that played were those kind of songs that made you feel like you could take over the world, or simply beautiful songs that you performed while you thought you were all alone, pretending to be in front of thousands of people. Or also those hours you spent just lying on your bed or on the floor simply listening to music; nothing else mattered then. Personally, that's one of my favourite hobbies, to concentrate on the music, and sometimes also thinking while it is playing, imagining. You can get such an indescribably liberating feeling while doing either of those things... Some music makes you feel like you can reach for the sky, and that's priceless.
Oh my, I think it's such a magnificent form of art: the rhythm, the harmonies... (I just see them as I'm writing this!) those things perfectly combined are what make great songs, and great songs can get you through life, through happy or rough times. Music can bring you up when you're down and that's such an important function (that not eeeeverybody is concerned about); so few things have the capacity to impact you as music does.
It can affect the way you dress, the way you behave, the way you think and the way you feel.
Music, particularly has changed the way I see things; it has made me who I am today, and it inspires me in my everyday life.
Almost nothing makes me happier than discovering new great bands or songs; it's something that makes my mind truly blissful and relaxed.
Finding out about a new sound and a new beat that I hadn't identified in a song before is still one of my biggest joys.
And they say that you must find what makes you happy in life and stick with it.
And with this rather long introduction I introduce a section where I'll talk (write OK) about my favourite songs. I know right!? Such hard decisions!!!! But that's why it is going to be a section and not just a post. It simply wouldn't be possible.