Music has power.
You ever notice that? When I'm blue, if I listen to something upbeat, it lifts my spirits. If I'm upbeat and listen to something blue, it makes me somber. If I'm worried, upbeat Christian music chases the fears away. I suppose because I grew up playing the violin, chamber music is one of my favorite things to listen to these days. It calms my spirit and allows me to get into the "write" mode. Upbeat music with words distracts me. BUT if I need to get some housecleaning done, upbeat music is the choice for the day! I can whip up the kitchen and living room to a sparkling shine before Natalie Grant can finish belting out three songs!
I guess I've forgotten the power of music lately. I haven't listened to it as much as I used to do (which is why my house is dirty). But I'm rediscovering my old friend. Plucking out the old 45s (sad, isn't it?) and beep-bopping around the house like a 16-year-old (though a 16-year-old today would say there's no resemblance).
So what about you? What's your favorite type of music? WHY do you listen to it? Just because or is there a reason? I'm thinking music says something about who we are. My chamber music not only tells me I'm tired--I think it says I'm old. LOL!