There is rarely a day that goes by when there isn't some kind of music playing in my home, my truck, my mind. Music, for me, is a refuge...it provides peace and solitude after a hectic day or can lift my spirits when I'm down.
Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. ~Confucius
And I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that there are songs that can take me to a place I haven't been to in a very long time. Sometimes I hadn't even thought of those times for years. In a way, music is a keeper of memories.
Vibrates in the memory -
~Percy Bysshe Shelley
I can't tell you how many times I've meant to grab a paper and pen and scribble the memories that seem to flood my mind. But I never have...until now.
There I was, working on my Soul Restoration Class when "I Can't Fight this Feeling" by REO Speedwagon came on. My goodness, I was instantly transported to my Junior year in High School. So many good memories filled my thoughts...school dances, cruising with friends and the REO concert I went to with Dave. This time I did grab that pen and paper and began jotting everything I could think of down. It was such a good feeling.
So today I want you to begin your very own Musical Memories journey. Take 15 to 30 minutes and listen to your favorite tunes. Be sure and have either your Art Journal or just a piece of paper in front of you...as you listen to the music begin writing any memories, any feelings that begin to surface. As you write, you'll be surprised how one memory makes you think of another memory and so on. Before long you'll have an entire page or two to be kept as is or go ahead a create a page about the song and your connections to it.
Hope you have a wonderful Friday!! Along with listening to my favorite 70's & 80's music I'm gonna begin working on a project I'll share with you over the weekend.
Also...don't forget about my Brave Girl Blog Hop this weekend. I'm giving away a Brave Girl prize!!!:)
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