Music has an intrinsic power to preserve the memory, lift the spirit and transport the soul to another place. In my life, there are specific songs that, upon hearing the first word, I am instantly moved to the time and place they are connected to. As the melody plays on, images flash through my mind like a carousel and my heart either celebrates or mourns the life that existed in between those notes.
Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, we are unable to label our emotions or relay our days as we wish we could; our stories are so pervasive that we struggle to understand them, much less communicate them. How important music becomes in those moments, as we hear lyrics we identify with and our stories are given names.
Perhaps some of our stories are best told through the words of others, words that are delicately formed into songs that create a soundtrack for our lives. Through this soundtrack, we are able to feel the beat of the music move through our bodies as it falls in rhythm with the beat of our hearts.
Here is my most recent story as told through the combination of music and lyrics, and the imagery it invokes.
Is there a song that is functioning as your current heartbeat? Put it on repeat and turn up the volume.
These lryics are from Half Moon by Blind Pilot, a must download.