We hear it, we feel it, we have our personal tastes and understanding of what music is and what it means to us.
I thought of architecture (surprise!) when I considered the transformational power of music. Just like this incredible walking bridge, our emotions can start at one place in the song and end at another.
Music is mysterious. We don't always understand why we like a particular song, but that music can churn up specific memories decades later when we can remember what we were wearing, the time of day and of course, the person we were with.
This same mystery can be applied to the beauty of chants echoing through the stone walls of this cathedral destroyed during the reign of King Henry VIII.
Music is a powerful media--filled with love, longing, power and emotion.
I can't say I have favorites, but I do love the big bands, the 50's, 60's and 70's. Keep it country for today's music mixed in with some spiritual music. And I can't forget the old hymns that take me back to my grandmother's country church.
Do you have favorites or music memories to share?