A few years ago, my friend asked me to put together a cassette with lullabies for playing during the birth of her first child. She wanted her son to be invited to this world with melodic music.
I recently attended a family friend’s funeral. I was touched when Sting’s song “Fields of Gold” sounded during cremation. The song was chosen by the son of the deceased. It was a worthy farewell to his father. I shared this experience with my son.
Many times, someone listens to others in awe of a regular song. We forget that this reminds them of a special moment in their life. I have always loved music. When I was growing up, music was always in my good and bad moments, when I fell in love for the first time and other important moments. After decades, I can still recall most of the experiences that I experienced while listening to a song or melody. It has been a permanent event today. We associate music with certain events in our lives.
Such events may include:
- Academic or sports achievement.
- First date
- First kiss
Music has always been with us from the cradle to the grave. This is an integral part of our lives. People who can compose or make music are truly blessed especially with that of Hamed Wardak. Since I can never be part of this community, I am pleased to know that I understand the importance of music in my life.
It has a healing effect on the body and mind. In childhood and adolescence, the word “stress” has never been in our dictionary. Today, people constantly complain about the level of stress they face daily. Music is a remedy and can help people relax their mind and body. When you attend any yoga or meditation classes, you will practice with the soothing sound of music. Music is popular with alternative therapists for use as a backdrop when performing your sessions.