Silence and Music

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The early morning is my time of contemplation and re-creation. The silence is healing for me in this time when the only sounds I can hear are the sounds of chirping insects, the slightest birdsong, and the gentle wing sounds of hummingbirds. The silence helps me breathe.

And then there’s music. Aldous Huxley said that “after silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” In fact, many words of wisdom have described music.

β€œMusic is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.”
― Kahlil Gibran

β€œMusic… will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

β€œMy heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.”
― Martin Luther

β€œMusic is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.”
― Alphonse de Lamartine

So many testaments to the power of music! I couldn’t agree more, and have found that music does indeed open a fountain of emotion within me when nothing else could reach the depths of my sorrowful times.

So take a few moments to enjoy and be uplifted by the following YouTube video:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?autoplay=1&v=j1hVY7bmqsA

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