We all have that favorite song or in my case… SO many songs. One song that fits each of my many moods (some say personalities, yet how can others comprehend clearly what is inside of another being?) and a song for most situations. Music, it is natures words made sound, it is nourishing to our souls, subsistence to keep us moving forward, remembering, and even letting go. We hear these melodies play inside our heads throughout the day, sometimes letting the sound escape our lips.
My question is deeper than that however. What is the music that keeps you going, the breathe in your lungs, the feeling sound that maintains the beat of your heart when the inclination is to halt? Family, career, utter stubbornness? Mine is my children, Daniel and Cody. The life-giving breathe moving in and out of my lungs, releasing oxygen into my bloodstream, moving through my body by way of a pulsing organ, the beats of which makes beautiful thumping sounds, fueled by the love of my children.
So many times during my life, the depression as been great, all seemed lost, and my very existence staggered along looking for an end. Before my children were delivered into this world, my stubbornness to not appear powerless to those around me kept the rhythm going. Albeit, a more cynical way to view life, however effective.
After giving birth to my children, they became the reason to keep allowing air to keep flowing. They are the music of my heart. Watching them live life, love, be loved, hurt, be happy, grow…. their chromatic melodies changing with each experience, positive or negative, that vivacity…. that music of their life.
What is the harmony of your soul? Let your music play, allow the rhapsodies of your heart continue on until your time to succumb to natures tune is at hand.