Passing on the Love for Music

Well, I can say that I’m a sucker  for music and music plays a big role in my life.

I’ve been a fan ever since my world begun. My mother said, she used to listen to different songs from different artists like ABBA, The Carpenters, Air Supply, just to mention a few. She can’t believe she was able to bring up a kid who has so much love for the said craft. Well, I’m not the only one who’s like this because my three younger sisters are music lovers, too. I think it’s safe to say that it runs in the family.
I love to sing and I do play the guitar but I’m not an expert. My sisters however are just fantastic. They can play the guitar and other instruments. I might have won 2nd place in more than a couple of contests, but my sisters were able to win grand prize. I don’t envy their achievements though, instead, I am so proud of them. My heart leaps a beat whenever they practice at our place and I can’t help but be happy. I am so excited to watch them sing and play the instruments and my ears are blissful to hear each note they play.
Now I have two lovely daughters, I am doing my best to pass on the legacy of being a music lover. Currently, my eldest is 4 years old and my youngest is 2, and I’m trying to influence them with my music preferences. I play Meg & DiaUp Dharma Down, Maroon 5, Ryan Tedder/OneRepublic, and The Piano Guys songs almost everyday and I love it when I watch my daughters enjoy the music by dancing or singing, even if the words are all wrong. It makes me feel proud that they’re liking the type of music that I love the most.
As a music lover, I really wish my mini-mes will also love music as much or more than I do. I really hope they can sing and play different instruments in the future, so they can enjoy it even more. For now, I just have to watch them grow and see if they will turn out like that.

Our Passion

Dedicated to Nong Ian

Once the music starts to play, I have this inclination to unconsciously close my eyes and deeply pay attention to its rhythm and harmony. When my eyes are closed, the musical score speaks to me more intimately than ever. The longer it is close, the further I allow music to reach my soul. As my eye sight slumbers, my ears are magnified and a new dimension welcomes me to be one with the spirit of the Greatest Composer of all time. With my ears unwrapped, I isolate the resonance of each instrument and appreciate how every note take its part in the totality of the composition.

Music is a divine tool inculcated among us.

It is embedded in our being which allows us to be in touch with others and have a spiritual journey with nature and with the Supreme Being. It is the language that the spirit has long been aware of since the time of creation. Given that the spirit is familiar with music; it has a direct influence in our body and in our soul that affects our disposition. It was carefully designed by God to reflect what words cannot duly express and it can fathom what intellect cannot comprehend; more like the mirror of the psyche and the heart.

Music is a gift from the Almighty that’s why it deserves reverence and adoration.

It is the best companion that we can have for it is able to truly understand and accept who we are as a person. It is a friend when nobody else is there to comfort, to give happiness, to inspire, and to give wisdom.

Music bridges the gap between the visible and the invisible, the known and the unknown, that’s why when notes come together, harmony, will turn into a magical experience. As music passes through the ears, we get to taste one of His finest creations that we can enjoy and own. Once it gets inside our body it goes straight in our mind and sinks in to the heart. Once it is bonded with the heart, we also bond with God.

Music is powerful. It can destroy barriers, at the same time; create a relation between people from different walks of life. It is able of rebuilding the broken spirits, and it has the ability to shatter defenses. It can put a halt to what seems to be a never ending war. Together with time, it can heal wounds that could lead to acceptance, afterwards forgiveness.

Music is like a drug that you can’t get over with. It is like food and air that you can’t live without. It is our deliverance from life’s routine. It keeps us alive and appreciates our existence in this world. Music is love. It is passion. It is reverence. It is wisdom. It is pride and honor.  It is an art. It is culture. It is everything.Music is like blood being pumped in the heart that runs through the veins. It gives strength when the soul is weak. It gives life when the conscience is dead. It feeds the spirit when it is hungry. It comforts the heart when it is in sorrow or grieving.

Music is life and life is music.

[Originally posted on July 3, 2012]