Sunday, April 27, 2008

Music that speaks to me

Once in a while, such as this sunny breezy afternoon, music speaks to me. I listened to Ashokan Farewell by Unger and May it be by Enya. They brought both longing and encouragement to my heart.

It is telling that both of them are used as theme songs for heroic sad epics: one for the PBS series on American Civil war and the other for the movie Lord of the Ring. They filled my eyes with tears and my heart with drive to pursue the long and improbable journal of looking for my real self and in the mean time, conquer the world.

I sit at the piano and played both of them, even the tone is still not familiar to my fingers yet the music touched me again. Beautiful in an emotional way, quite different from Bach's cello solo that is beautiful in a exquisite, structured way.

Music speaks to me, I feel lucky to understand the many languages in it.

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