|Posted on 7 August, 2018 at 7:55|
Feeling low can mean that any song, anywhere heard can evoke pretty strong emotions. I find that sometimes the words just jump out at me and grab me, choke me. Tears start falling and suddenly I'm overwhelmed. Sometimes and more often words are not needed and the music is powerful enough - such as this music from Ludovico Einaudi which evokes within me a whole array of melancholy, warmness, joy and remembrance all in one.
I wonder what it is about a song / music that can have the power to transport us to a time and a place, whether we want to or not. The rhythm, the tone, the lyrics; manifest images in the mind of the 'roundabout', the 'kiss', the 'park' the ex boyfriend, the place of work or a loved one lost!
You know what I'm saying....The song that trips you up, makes you smile, cry, sob. For me music plays a excruciating part in my life that haunts and torments and equally lifts me up and carries me along the wind. Whether it's Petula Clark and 'Downtown' that reminds me of dancing in the living room with my mother or Lisa Loeb and 'Stay' that takes me back 23 years to a proposal, each equally has the powerful ebb to tip my emotions to a place I had not planned.
I reflect on my work in the therapy room, whereby moments of silence work to move and shift a client further towards a...something - similiar to music. The silence can teach us a thousand things about what is happening - right now and has the power to tip and trip us up into brimming emotions that kisses the surface of change!
I wonder what your song is, feel free to share.