Nice, quiet woodsy world up here. Lots of birds singing, deer walking up and down the road, boats on the water at the nearby chain of lakes. So quiet. So peaceful. So ideal.
Until I couldn’t stand it anymore.
Peaceful spaces and renaissance thoughts and quiet classical music in the morning suddenly gave way to my “cleaning” play list on my computer. Then …
B A N G ! !
Kick Start My Heart by Motley Crue!
Bodhisattva by Steely Dan!
Conga by Gloria Estavan!
Sweet Home Chicago by the Blues Brothers!
Runnin’ Down a Dream by Tom Petty!
My whole world became a rock and roll blow out. At least for a little while.
I can take subtle, quiet, meditative states for only so long.
I believe contemplation, focusing on your creative passions, reading good books, all help expand our consciousness.
But so does loud rockin’ music.
Any upbeat music will do. Classical (anything by Tchaikovsky), Country (I only know country rock like Charlie Daniels), Spanish Guitar (flamenco is the best), rock n’ roll (I do love the Beatles loud too), all turned up full volume is good for the soul.
How can it not be?
It vibrates at a wavelength that pierces the coldest heart, the hottest head, and calmest shoreline, taking you on a journey through time and space. An almost out-of-body experience at times.
Singing along is a bonus point, of course. The louder the better.
It’s the jamming, shaking, soul-filled action of sharing the movement of the musical spheres at any particular moment that, as the song says, kick starts your heart.
I hope you all have music in your life.
Either you play it, listen to it, compose it, or sing it. Music adds so much to your life. And soul.
Which song do YOU jam to at full volume when no one’s around?