Friday, July 25, 2008

Sunday Scribblings - #121 - SOLACE


"When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me speaking words of wisdom, Let it Be"
- Beatles


For me, music is my solace.
SOLACE - Merriam Webster defines it as alleviation of grief and anxiety. And a source of relief or consolation.

I can always lose myself in music - no matter what mood I am or what I am thinking or feeling - a good melody can get my heart singing and help quiet my mind and take me to another dimension. It's like a meditation. I let the sound enter my ears and vibrate into my cells and fill my bones. I am transported by the sound and sometimes, the words, to a different place and space where peace and stillness are easy to find.

Some of my favorite music has no words. Or if I listen to foreign music, I let the tune and beat transcend the words so I can understand the feelings conveyed.

Mozart relaxes and soothes. Beethoven excites and stimluates. Karen Drucker's music fills me with positive thoughts and affirmations and helps me heal my heart and soul - Deva Premal - helps me focus on being still and connecting with the Divine. Alabina gets my body moving and shaking. And ABBA - well, their music always seems to bring me back to a very happy time in my life.

I have learned to incorporate the music within. And when I need solace, I turn on the music player in my heart and fill up my soul, from the inside out with melodies of love and bliss and peace and joy.

" I have a dream, a song to sing,
To help me cope with anything"
- Abba

16 comments:

Lucy said...

beautifully expressed! Music can take us on so many emotional journeys. Nothing like it!
:))

Granny Smith said...

Music! I barely mentioned in my post, but Mozart is a special source of comfort for me. But so are John Denver, or Pete Seeger, or the Beatles.

A very nice post!

gautami tripathy said...

Musi needs no words. Best form of solace..

gautami tripathy said...

And my post:

Entertain me, will you?

danni said...

a heartfelt and enthusiastically written post - wonderful all the ways you can enjoy music, isn't it? --- they say it soothes the savage beasts!!!

forgetfulone said...

That was a beautiful post.

GreenishLady said...

Strange... being recently bereaved, part of me just wanted silence, silence, and it's only yesterday that I actively sought out music for the first time. It is such a healing thing though... and I am so struck by the lines you open your post with... my mother, Mary, passed away earlier this month, and now those words take on new meaning for me. Thank you.

Rambler said...

In music I find my solace too, it has to be a soulful voice, a little low on instruments, and a great sense of lyrics..such a combination would make my days for months together

if said...

yes, it is true about music..it is a wonderful source of solace wonderful emotions!

Patois said...

How wonderful to have a music player within. Nicely said.

Tanya Gwen Minnick said...

wonderful post, music is my muse as well....I couldn't survive without my music..music of all kinds.. i enjoy making my own music as well.....such a great post

tumblewords said...

Nicely said! Music without words provides a multitude of comforts as does music with words! Each in its own time.

Karen said...

I always forget how music has the power to heal...and yet, as I read others' responses to the prompt, I'm listening to Enya, and my soul is at peace. I must remember this...

Bluebethley said...

How many times music says it all. Try Irma Thomas and the blues (Time is on my Side) for a tune that reverberates with hope. And those who PLAY music as well, what a mix of discipline and creativity, just like writers!

Tammie Lee said...

I am so happy that you find solace in music. I also love music.

Giggles said...

I always turn to music in my weakest hours! Very nice!! Thanks for stopping by goddess Diana!! You are truly a treat!!

Hugs Giggles