A Piece of Me
My childhood had it's cracks and holes for sure but one of my favorite things growing up was that I grew up in a house full of music. If nothing else, music was the one thing that would unite the whole house.
We had a black record player back then and a thousand LP records to choose from. I remember always selecting an album off the shelf, carefully lining it up to the spindle and gently placing the needle on it. Enjoying the movement of the sound waves blasting from our large speakers, as the flow of the music would almost automatically start to move my body, swaying to the variety of songs that were welcomed with open arms in our home. It was almost like I was possessed by the music, closing my eyes and loosing myself in the most wonderful way.
A record would be playing and I would be on stage performing, not necessarily to anyone but just to feel the excitement. In our living room I could be Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Bruce Springsteen or Prince; I could be anyone really.
Music feeds the soul and touches the body. It's like there is an unexplainable connection. As far back as I can remember I have always enjoyed music. Music has the ability to convey all sorts of emotions and for me it was essential in helping me with my dyslexia, it still is. My anxiety could be put to ease with a simple tune and when I need to calm my body and mind, music is there, every time.
Music can be magical, an adventure, a way to travel between times and spaces. Just the other day I heard a song from back then, I can't even remember when I had heard it the last time, but just like that all the words came flooding back to me as I started to feel the song again.
I have always loved listening to all kinds of music and music truly is a piece of who I am, music is powerful; it makes me happier, more well-rounded and an overall better person. Music will always be a prominent aspect of my life and I seriously can say, I don't know how I'd live without it.
What's your relationship with music? Did you grow up with music in your home? Do you still enjoy listening and dancing to songs you grew up with?
I would love to hear some of your stories, your favorite songs from the past or even current ones, please share them in the comments or on Instagram.