I don’t know how I feel about God, but I have a long-held belief that there is a higher power that gives us music. That statement is a big ambiguous, so allow me to explain. Some people say things like “that song was written for me” or “it’s like he/she was in my head”, but that’s not what I mean. I think songs are songs, but there is some music God that allows a certain song to enter our life at a certain time to create a moment. It can be a song we know or don’t know, it can be Nikki Minaj or Sigur Ros, but the point is that in that moment that we hear that song, it heals.
So something like a God, right?
I had a healing moment like that yesterday.
Okay, it was kind of a healing morning. I went to yoga for the first time since moving, and on the way over to the studio I drove underneath steel-gray clouds and the promise of a gloomy day. As I had expected, I have been dealing with a lot of pain issues since the move. I was a little hesitant as to whether movement would help or hurt, but I took my chances. As I drove through the mostly silent streets, I wasn’t sure I had made the right call. But I went to class, fell out of a few poses, and laughed. Laughing heals.
And. And and and. Wouldn’t you know when I walked out of the studio, the sun was shining! Sunshine heals.
Then I got back in my car, plugged in my iPhone on shuffle, and the most perfect songs came on for my ride home:
- Neil Young “Cinnamon Girl”
- Dr. John “You Lie”
- Fleet Foxes “Someone You’d Admire”
- Fiona Apple “Criminal”
- The Rolling Stones “You Can’t Always Get What You Want (from Love You Live)”
These five songs took me from yoga to the drugstore to my apartment, but they also took me to this amazing moment that I’ll never be able to express with words, but I’ve felt it before and I know the music God will let me feel it again. Music heals.
Have an excellent week my friends!
Jam of the day: The Rolling Stones “You Can’t Always Get What You Want (from Love You Live)”
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