Music, and how it has effected my life.

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Trinity Rein

Music Appreciation

"Music in My Life"

Music, more so now than ever before, is a huge part of my life. As a child I always enjoyed listening to music and singing along to it, and growing up it was always very important to me. Music moved me in a way that I really couldn't explain and it still does today. I consider myself a very deep and philosophical person. I'm always trying to look beyond the surface of that which I see, hear, and experience, and extract the true, hidden meaning or the underlying message. When you look that deep into things, you learn that many things in this world, and even some people in it, are very hollow and don't have much else going on than what you see on the outside. However, music is nothing like that. Music has many layers and meanings and messages, and they vary depending on who's interpreting them.

Music can be virtually meaningless to one person, and mean the world to another. It can bring about feelings of joy, happiness, motivation, loneliness, sadness, anger, or calmness and complete contentment. Music is a unique and powerful blessing in my life.

Many of my early childhood memories are directly linked to music. There have been many times in my life when I have heard a song or a melody, and I connected with it, it felt familiar, but I didn't know exactly why. As I would continue to listen, images and memories would pop into my mind, memories of family, and friends, and events, both good and bad, which have happened in my life. Music has a mysterious way of tapping into the subconscious and unlocking things that would otherwise be untouchable.

When you experience that it's an amazing feeling. As I began...