A Place To HideEver since I was young and first introduced to music, it's had a profound effect on me and meant so much more than simply entertainment. This feeling has only intensified as I've grown older and my musical horizon has expanded.
It's hard to accurately describe the unique feelings when I hear those opening bars or know that guitar solo is coming, or that he is going to sing that line, the one that sounds like it was written about me, for me. I visualize the characters, the places, the time and the emotions interpreted by the music. It overwhelms me, grabs me and shakes me, demanding that I pay attention, the whole world fades to white until there is nothing but the music. Dreams and fantasies crash down on me, carrying me on a wave of emotions that I don't want to stop until, eventually, I am left washed up on a beach of reality, breathless, with the echoes of emotion gently ebbing away.
I close my eyes and a small smile plays across my lips.