Music is the emotional map of our lives, a sanctuary where each note brings a piece of our history back to life.
Every song is a slice of our history, each melody a vehicle that transports us to moments of joy or pain. Music has the power to take us to those places where we've left a piece of ourselves or where someone has taken something from us. And those places become our sanctuary.
The celestial map of our emotions: how music creates sanctuaries in time
Music is more than an arrangement of notes and chords; it's the celestial map of our lives, a delicate tapestry that weaves together every emotion and experience we've collected on our existential journey. Each song is a doorway into a specific corner of our history, whisking us back to that first starlit kiss or the wrenching goodbye we never wanted to say. It's as if every melody is an express train to those pivotal moments that have shaped us, whether they be peaks of immense joy or valleys of unbearable pain.
You may find yourself in a bustling room today, surrounded by the noises and routines of everyday life, but all it takes is a familiar chord to instantly transport you to a personal, untouchable refuge. It's that place where you've left a bit of yourself, or where someone else has taken a fragment of your being. Sometimes, it's the sweet reprieve of young love; other times, it's the bitter aftertaste of a farewell. But in each case, these songs become our secret sanctuaries, places we can retreat to when the weight of the real world becomes too much to bear.
Who hasn't felt their skin tingle when hearing a ballad that brings back memories of a lost love, or felt their spirits lift as an upbeat tune conjures days of youth and freedom? Music doesn't just move us—it defines us. It's the soundtrack to our lives, an ongoing album that collects everything we've been, everything we are, and everything we aspire to be.
In each note, in each pause, and in each lyric, we find a reflection of our souls and a passage to our most intimate refuges. And it's in this magical connection, in this unparalleled emotional journey, that music offers us its most precious gift: the opportunity to relive, to feel, and to be eternally human.
© Shoshan, 10/23/2023
In the stillness of the night, I hear
an old song breaking the quiet air,
and like a ship on seas of yesteryears,
it takes me back to when you were there.
Those were days of summer, sun, and smiles,
when time itself seemed to stand still,
and in each note, in every verse,
I find pieces of a love that's real.
Here I am, beneath this glowing moon,
wondering if you also listen
to the melody that once was ours,
still echoing in the air like a whispered hymn.
It's the magic stored within a tune,
a sanctuary where my soul still stays,
and though time may wilt all things soon,
here I am, in the song that never fades away.
To all those who find solace in melody, who see in each note a piece of themselves, and who sail the emotional waters of life to the rhythm of their own personal soundtrack. May this reflection serve as a tribute to the music that has been with us during the most significant moments and has provided us with a space to be eternally human.