I love music, it is a part of my being, both my parents were musically talented, and it was expected of all four children to play an instrument. I have fond memories of playing Christmas carols on the piano while family and friends sang along. My Dad and I often played together, he on trumpet or flute and me on piano. We played songs from Jesus Christ Superstar and our favorite song, Bridge Over Troubled Water. I still cannot play those songs without his love in my heart bubbling over.
This morning I heard a song called Biko written about a man who changed the world for the better before he died. This song a tribute to his legacy. The world struggles with those that bring LIGHT to the darkness, “you can blow out a candle, but you cannot blow out a fire,” bring the LIGHT anyway.
Music to me is the language of the SOUL. It says what words alone cannot. Music is beyond human communication; it is the vibration of LOVE reconstructed into sound. Music will save us if we will only let it.
I invite you to open your SOUL and your mouth and sing today, in the shower, in the car, or anywhere that inspires you. Sing with JOY like the birds who everyday sing their praises to the morning light just because they can.
Remember your VOICE, your SOUL, and the LOVE you carry inside of you and share it with the world. The world will be a better place for your song.