Thursday, September 16, 2010

I’ll be there for you.

Apart from freezing cold, I think music is the only thing in the world that gives me goosebumps. Be it a wonderful symphony, whispering words with a violin playing in the background, or the sound of the sea waves dancing away on the beach.

You are trying very hard to concentrate on the paper in front of you and that’s when you put on your head-phones and realise that your pen is just flowing on the paper. When you really want sleep to come, all you have to do is start your soft playlist. It feels like a lullaby your mum used to sing for you. It gives you a sense of security. Something which says, no matter what happens, you’ll always have me. Have you ever tried listening to happy, up-beat songs when you were sad? Well, I have. And believe me, it changes the whole environment. Suddenly everything is wonderful. It’s like music fixes you. They say books are man’s best friend. Isn’t music too? I find myself consulting to a song more often than a book. Hell, I don’t even read that much!

Music also induces so many things. Well, apart from the fact that this piece was inspired from it of course. You can make someone cry or laugh. A very romantic ambience can be created. It’s said ‘music is what feelings sound like’. In my field, even design can be created with music. If you look around, in each and every festival, there is music. Some call them prayers, some call them mantras, and some call it magic, while some find purity in it. It is a medium to reach God.

Music speaks what cannot be expressed,
Soothes the mind and gives it rest;
Heals the heart and makes it whole,
Flows from heaven to the soul.