I have been staring at this paper for hours now trying to put into words my perspective on music, but my mind just draws a blank. I started to daydream a little and my mind took me to a funny place, that situation has actually brought an epiphany into my life. I was coming home from work one day, I was exhausted after a long day and while stopped at a light, to my right sat a guy listening to his iPod. I could not help but to stare at him; he seemed to be withdrawn into his own little world. He was sitting on the bus bench, his head moving slowly to the music, his eyes looking around, but to nothing in specific. He was probably imagining himself in another place and he had an aura of contentment with that moment that was contagious. I found myself smiling, moving to his rhythm. I could not listen to the music he was playing, but somehow my body pretended the music was blasting and could hear exactly what he heard; I smiled all the way home.
Starting to write this page has not been so easy for me, I believe myself to be musically challenged and cannot tell the difference between excellent music productions, to something recorded out of a garage. Remembering this event made me realize that you do not need to be a graduate of any kind to love music; somehow the music moves us all. In many ways it is our companion in hard times, breakups, weddings, and funerals; it even makes us feel closer to our parents as we sing along with them to those old time classics. Artists out there seem to know exactly what lyrics to put in a song for that certain event in our lives and, at the end of the day, it cannot help but be that song that got us through the day.
Technically, I am not the person to give an opinion about music, but I am one of the people at a party that will dance to anything; music is one of my ecstasies. While I do not know music, I do find myself intrigued with the idea of understanding the wants and needs of humans, the daily seeking of becoming a better person altogether. I believe in many aspects, under my anthropological scope, that music plays a great part in our development.
In our society we are faced with changing times, times when we have our future at stake and it is ours to help turn it around so we can leave a better place for our kids and grandchildren. Many great artists use their power to move masses and try to bring awareness to a different kind of cause. I propose we not only discover different kinds of sounds and artists in our hidden streets, but that we also bring to light those that bring music to a different level and strengthen our society.