Searching our Archives #2: the Beauty of Music

I have enjoyed visiting & revisiting re-posted posts on Blogs I follow.  They are reposted typically because they have a significance to the Writer, and having the opportunity to read it (again) is a privilege.

I am inspired to do the same; repost something from my archives, once each month this year. Care to join me and celebrate our Pasts together?  If you decide to join in, ping back to this post so I can find you.

Last month, I revisited the idea of Seasons in our lives.  This month, in line with my conversations about Beauty, I relook the role of music in my Life.

After the brush with pneumonia & the long ICU stay in May last year, it took a while to recover the ability to talk.  And sing.  As I struggled to regain control over my vocal chords, I promised myself that once I was better, I would do something more with my voice.  I have since begun singing lessons (with Mom & Dad).  Funnily & happily, the singing exercises have helped my running; using the breathing techniques I learn in our singing sessions, I can control my breathing better which translates into running faster & longer.  Once again, I am reminded of how precious music is.

All things bright and beautiful

This is written in response to Daily Post’s Daily Prompt, Longing

There are times in my life when I feel an inexplicable sense that something isn’t quite right in the universe, a longing for something that I can’t articulate; this is a feeling that Loving Husband has termed my “existential loneliness”.  In these instances, the one thing that I turn to which helps soothe the persistent ache is music.

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15 Replies to “Searching our Archives #2: the Beauty of Music”

  1. I like the idea of sharing from the archives and nice goal for the year (to do it monthly) i will try and join in as i can.
    Also, your post reminded me as to the voice is so relate to lung health!
    I went to a spa a couple months ago and they had these “poultice” rooms – it was not the most exotic spa at all = but the rooms were nice and they had a charcoal one, a salt one, etc.

    anyhow, the biggest outcome for me was for days my singing voice was strong and different – maybe all the chillaxing had me breathing deeper and properly – but I think something in my lungs was nice and dried/healed.

    anyhow, love the patina on the instrument here


    1. Yes, please do join in when you can, Yvette!

      Absolutely! Actually, that is one of the reasons I decided to start singing lessons – a friend reminded me that it will help in rebuilding my lung wellness.

      Ooh, that sounds like an interesting spa experience you had! And so wonderful that you could experience immediate benefit with your voice!

      Thank you – that is Older Daughter’s doubleness. It is a rather beautiful instrument.


  2. Oh, I´m so glad you get back to singing! I totally love it – not sure if I´m any good though 😉 But I used to sing in a choir at school and now do it always when I cook 😉 Music is one of the keys to happiness, don´t you think?


    1. I absolutely believe that music touches our brains and our souls in a very unique way; definitely key to well-being!

      As my daughter always reminds me, we don’t have to have perfect voices to sing, just a great desire to join in the music!

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