I’m falling in love!

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I am not writing about the feeling of fluttering in your stomach, the uncontrollable giddiness, etc. that you experience when you fall in love with someone. I’m writing about my experience of ‘falling in love’ with a song. Has it ever happened to you? I didn’t think it was possible and never had this type of sensation before. But it happened. I heard Lewis Capaldi’s song “Someone you loved” on the radio the other day. I was just thinking last week that it would be great to have some new fresh songs on the radio – and suddenly he sang to me. I was in awe – what a powerful voice and composition.

I had no idea who the artist was at that time, but my daughter said that we could just Google the lyrics. Anyway, long story short…I am in love!

Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone you loved”:

I have listened to it at least 100 times since I first heard it. Lewis’ voice, song lyrics and composition bring out so many raw emotions. I can feel my heart drop and hairs stand up on my arms. Just want to close my eyes and feel the music.

“Hold me while you wait” is another of my favs:

Music generally

Music can be so powerful and heal the soul. The world is silent without it.

In this thing called life – feeling means that we are alive. If you have never fallen in love with a song – I sure hope it happens to you!

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The soul of music

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In this thing called life, there is nothing like the raw emotion felt through music and nature – Monica
(photo taken at Bow Lake, AB – a must see place)

Last Wednesday night was my son, Ryan’s high school (Bayview SS) band’s semi-annual concert.  This is Ryan’s third year playing the bassoon.  Have you ever heard of this instrument?  I hadn’t until he was given the task of learning this instrument.  Then I googled it.  It is a very long instrument that looks like a thick bamboo stick and has a mouthpiece sticking out of it.  It makes a very deep/dry sound.

Tears in my eyes

Every time I attend my son’s concerts, tears come to my eyes.  There is something about the music, the overwhelming happiness of watching him grow into a wonderful young man – or both.  Bottom line, I am super proud of my son. I suspect that I am always the only person with teary eyes in the audience.  Am I a total sap?  All I can do is wave at him discreetly from the audience (kids love that!).

Not a musical bone

I personally do not have a musical bone in my body.  I failed terribly at piano in my youth and even hid away during keyboard class in high school.  To me, looking a sheet of music is the same as looking at written foreign language.  I am really amazed that anyone can read and play the music with such proficiency and hear the music just by reading the sheets.  I always wished that I had musical talent, but lucky that Ryan can fill that void for me.

Incredibles movie theme song

Ryan’s band played the theme song of the Incredibles animated movie.  What an exhilarating performance.  The music was so moving. I wanted to get up and boogie – but that would be a bit embarrasing!

A gift

I wish to thank all of the performers of Wednesday night’s concert.  They are all truly talented and give the rest of us the gift of music.

Matthew Good

What does Matthew Good have to do with this post?  Well, I have been a fan of his since the 90s.  He is beyond talented and has inspired me so much through his music. One of his CDs is in my car CD player right now.  There’s nothing else so freeing than rocking it out to his songs. I look forward to his solo acoustic tour next March. 

Music is our soul

Can you imagine a world without music?  Music is our soul.