Contemplations about Life, Love, & the Pursuit of Meaningful Existence…

The Power of a Song



It’s been said that love is the universal language, but I’ve endured moments of solitude — with love nowhere on the horizon — when a song set my heart afire.

Dismantling cultural barriers, music both unifies and liberates. Listeners may sway shoulder-to-shoulder to an identical tune, yet enjoy entirely different interpretations of how the lyrics punctuate their life stories.

I can be anywhere in the world when a familiar melody draws me so swiftly inside, I merely close my eyes and savor the nostalgia as I savor a trip down memory lane.

Who was I then?

What were my dreams and worries?

What composed my happiness and sorrows?

How did I arrive where I am today?

Could I have ever predicted it back then?

The timeless universality of a harmony stays fresh in ways that past loves cannot.

A captivating refrain.

A brief journey backward.

And I’m in the present once again, with a fleeting melancholy for those souls whose paths I was fortunate enough to cross — if only briefly.

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15 thoughts on “The Power of a Song

  1. Thanks for passing by.

  2. Thanks for your witty humor!! XOXO

  3. Hi there, thanks for the comment on poemation – really enjoyed hearing you liked it, I think your blog is most inspiring! I always find I fall a little in love with musicians when I hear live music. As if they’ve captured me entirely for the length of the music.

  4. Thank you so much for your kind remarks. I could not agree with you more…I’ve always been the girl who memorizes her favorite lyrics and sings them over and over (when alone, of course!) In my final moments I do believe I would be perfectly content with a glass of wine to my lips and a magical song in my ear. 🙂

  5. I hear you. Sometimes certain songs will bring back a twenty year old memory like it was yesterday. I think that often I can define key moments in my life just by the music that was playing at the time.

  6. Indeed, music can absolutely catapult me backward in time in such a delightful manner, it’s all I can do to buckle in and enjoy the ride…Thanks for taking the time to share your feelings. May your life be filled with magical songs!! 🙂

  7. Hi Luggagelady. Music has always been so important to me. A wonderful way to bring people together from all around Dear Old Mother Earth.Thank you for following my Blog. The Foureyed Poet.

  8. I just returned from Oktoberfest in Munich. Now, don’t get me wrong, I delighted in the array of Oompah Bands — but when one of them started playing Pink Floyd’s “Wish you Were Here?” Well, my chin nearly hit the ground. I quickly recovered and sang at the top of my lungs (in perfect harmony, of course- ha!) with the rest of the crowd… Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I can’t wait to read more of your blog! xo

  9. This is so true- music brings you right back to the moment, the experience and with it brings the emotion. An artist that comes to mind that symbolizes this unique connection is James Taylor. Music is the universal language. What power it provokes.

  10. P.s.
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  11. One of my absolute favorites! I think I’ll play him right now. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful insight!!

  12. Yes! Thanks for capturing so eloquently the gift that is music, as well as the deep appreciation we all have for it. Having this universal vehicle for communication always gives me hope. Great post. Xo

  13. Thank YOU. The gift/art of dance holds a special unifying power as well! 😉

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