Why music?


Sonatas for Violin and Piano (Grieg)

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When the weather is grey, and Spring seems like it will never come, I sometimes get confused, lose my perspective, and feel like there’s not much hope. My regular everyday life feels overwhelming, and it’s all I can do to get out of bed and carry on. My faith takes a beating, and God seems far away. I know he’s there, but I just can’t seem to find the right frequency to connect with him. So, I wait for change. I keep taking my vitamins, keep doing the things I’ve been given to do to the best of my low energy ability, and wait. Because I know change and Spring will come. This morning I happened upon these videos and the small miracles in the voices of these kids, and a shift happened in me. I looked up to see the sun coming through my Winter windows. I considered going outside with my dog.

So I ask you, if there’s no God, then why is there music? Where does it come from?

1. 6 year old Connie sings, ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’;

2. Cover of Lady Gaga, ‘Born this Way’;

3. Brendan MacFarlane, from Perth, UK,  sings, ‘I got a woman’;

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