music has been one of my strongest tools to help me through hard times. have you ever heard that song/piece that has changed your life? what is it about music that helps so much? do you think it makes us stronger? do you think it brings us closer together?
I have been wondering lately about the importance of music on us, and these are my thoughts thus far:
art: the physical manifestation of inner emotion; our way of taking those indescribable feelings within and through a physical medium, expressing them to the world.
so i've been thinking, why is it, with something as ambiguous as art, why do we all feel these same feelings when we might not truly know the story behind it? my guess is that regardless of the cause, we all feel the same emotions i.e bob's cat died but bob's cat was his greatest and oldest friend so even if i didn't care too much about a late cat i can definitely sympathise with the loss of a good friend (fortunately this hasn't happened yet so yay for my good friends and Bob's cat).
so if we all feel the same sadness, the same happiness, the same hope for the future, is that why music can help us all?
because music is essentially a free emotional-vent-card for a club we are all a member of.
sorry for the longwinded post, but i'm tired and felt like writing it.
I'm sure i've left a lot out of this post and it makes absolutely no sense but hey i'm sure you get the jist. feel free to tell me i'm wrong or add your own ideas and opinions.