I think it’s great that God created a world filled with many comfort… thingys. By that I’m including comfort food, comfy clothing, warm blankets, stuffed animals, journals, and a new item I am now calling “comfort music.”
Music is meant to produce reactions in us, there is a strong connection between music and the human soul. And I truly believe that. I’m not a musical person per se, but I do understand that the effect of music should not be underestimated or devalued. However music, like so many things in life, is a two-edged sword. It can either be very destructive or very constructive. I try to listen to music that will inspire and uplift me.
I wish I could find the quote, with the person who said “as humans there is nothing we respond better to than the human voice,” or something like that. It was on one of the documentaries or things that I watched over the break I’m sure. But the point is I believe this comment to have a great deal of value. Do you not feel that way? I keep thinking about that whenever I listen to Youtube videos of people singing songs I love a capella. Like today I needed some comfort music, so I listened to an a capella performance of “Misty Mountains.” I love that song. It makes me… feel. If that makes sense. It makes me feel better. I means I can cry because something’s beautiful, not because I want to indulge myself in self-pity.
I believe it is important to recognize the things that bring us comfort, to know what is constructive verses what is destructive. We’re not doing anyone else a favor by being miserable, so let’s try to become- in a sense- a creator by learning to take care of these problems.