On Sunday afternoon I listened to the Messiah on KBYU-FM (I pretty much have this radio station on all the time). This recent recording by the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra with special guests as soloists is exquisite! I really enjoyed listening. It brought back many memories of participating in the Messiah for many years while I was still in my hometown of Cedar City (I love that place!!).
I consider music as a major factor in my life. I don’t know quite how to explain it – I guess I can say that I don’t know what I’d do without music. It easily lifts my spirits and (depending on what’s “playing” in my mind at any given moment) can move me to tears and deep, sweet feelings of all kinds. Music is in my head (my mind) constantly, no matter where I am or what I’m doing.
Sometimes I’m surprised when I become aware of this – of the song or music “going on” without me having to pay attention… no records to turn over, no sound to turn up or down, no need to worry about words I can’t remember or anything else. The music just keeps playing. And the variety! Oh my goodness! It can go from classical to a song I remember from 6th grade or songs I’ve heard my parents sing or my Daddy whistle…. Songs from girls’ camp, from the “sing away” at Zion the 2 years I worked there, from choirs I’ve been in, from the “hit parade” on KSUB years and years ago….
I LOVE MUSIC! I don’t think I could live without it! It gives me encouragement, calms me down when I’m frazzled, reminds me of good memories, and just blesses me in so many ways. I feel SO THANKFUL for music!! I’m sure I’ll have a lot more to say and share about it at some future time.
And speaking of time… this is all I have time for this morning. Lots and LOTS to get done “right now” (you know the feeling….) But KBYU-FM is keeping me from being too stirred up by my long lists (yes… that’s plural). (And if you’re wondering what music is in my head right now: It’s zippity doo-dah!) Put some music in your day today!