I am a writer, so, obviously, that’s the art form that I like the most, and the one I focus the most on, and know the most about, but, inspired by a random thought and subsequent conversation, let’s talk about something obvious.
Let’s talk about how ridiculous—in a good way—music is. Every culture, on the planet, as far as I know, figured out music. Everyone in the modern world recognizes it. Doesn’t matter what language it’s being sung in, or the volume, or the tone, music is universal.
Emotions and ideas can be communicated without the need for words, only sounds.
And that’s bonkers.
Like, imagine you were a life form outside of music and came upon it. It’s wild to think that a collection of tones could elicit such a reaction.
But boy does it create a reaction. Human emotions seem so easily affected by music, it was almost like evolution planned it. A simple sad song can create something profoundly personal. I initially got deeply thinking about this when I used music to improve my mood.
Caffeine doesn’t even seem to cause as large of a reaction in me as music sometimes.
I don’t understand it. I really don’t.
But, you know, for once, I don’t think I want to know. I like technology and science and all of that, but I want there to be a little magic in the world, and I don’t know of anything closer to magic than art.
Ever sang with a loved one?
Drifted asleep to the sound of a lullaby?
Driven at night with the windows all the way down and belting to rock music?
Ever lost yourself to the mob mentality of a group dancing?
Ever watched the sun set to a slow song?
I defy anyone to tell me that there is not something there that is ethereal and otherworldly. That music is partially a spiritual thing. It is perhaps the most primal of the art forms.
And it deserves at least one article on my site dedicated to its majesty.
I mean, I wrote this very article while listening to music, after all.
Special thanks to: Collin Pearman.
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