A Day Without Music..

Would be like a day without air. I listen to it all the time, and if I can't listen to it I sing. Sometimes I will have air guitar contests with my kids. I am hoping this will be one thing I pass on to them. I used to imagine what songs would be playing as I went about my day. OK, I admit it. I still do. When it gets too stressful or noisy, I put on my iPOD and rock out. I used to not be that into technology, but now I don't think I could live without my iPOD, iPOD touch and my macbook pro. I have my music library on all three. Yes, I think you could say I like music...

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3 Responses Feb 15, 2010

yeah music is life

"Music and silence—how I detest them both! How thankful we should be that ever <br />
since our Father entered Hell—though longer ago than humans, reckoning in light <br />
years, could express—no square inch of infernal space and no moment of infernal <br />
time has been surrendered to either of those abominable forces, but all has been <br />
occupied by Noise—Noise, the grand dynamism, the audible ex<x>pression of all that <br />
is exultant, ruthless, and virile—Noise which alone defends us from silly <br />
qualms, despairing scruples, and impossible desires. We will make the whole <br />
universe a noise in the end. We have already made great strides in this <br />
direction as regards the Earth. The melodies and silences of Heaven will be <br />
shouted down in the end. But I admit we are not yet loud enough, or anything <br />
like it." - The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis

My Mom once asked me why I'm so obsessed with backing up my MacBook Pro. She seemed to think it was because I needed to have copies of all my writing in case something happened to my computer. It's not. It's because I know I would have a nervous breakdown if I ever lost my music collection. I listen to music ALL the time: when I'm walking, when I'm driving, when I'm writing, even when I'm trying to get to sleep. And if for some reason I can't listen to music....I hum. People try to explain my obsession by saying it's like a nervous twitch, that it often has a calming effect. I don't know if that's true or not, I just think that music fulfills whatever I need it to at the moment; whether I need it to calm me, inspire me, rejuvenate me, or even to agree with me... To know that somewhere there's someone else thinking the same thing as me is often enough to get me through whatever I need it to.