I’m participating in NaBloPoMo for the month of May. It is put on by www.blogher.com . The theme for this month is comfort.
What song gives me comfort? I’ve thought about this question all day and I realized I don’t really have a song. But songs that bring me comfort are ones that I can sing along to. If there was a style of music that comforted me it would be jazz. And I know enough jazz that I can sing along to a lot…and if I don’t know the song, well, I can just make the words up. If it’s not a song with words, that’s okay as music, in general, soothes me. It brings up memories – high school dances, cruising in cars, weddings, house parties, and family gatherings. I come from a musical family so music was always a part of my life. My mother was a piano teacher. She doesn’t teach anymore but she still enjoys to play. When I was younger and my mom was still studying piano she would put me and my brothers to bed and then she would do her practicing. I fell asleep so often to my mom playing the piano that to this day loud noises do not affect me when I sleep. It’s a nice trait to have. My brother is quite an accomplished guitarist. He can play quite a few different styles but his first love is rock. Of course, he had a garage band when we were growing up. Stairway to Heaven was always a favorite for the band to play as well as for me to listen to. Anything from Van Halen worked too. I remember one day when my grandparents were visiting my brother’s band was practicing. There were my 70-something grandparents out in the driveway dancing. So, maybe it’s not a particular song that gives me comfort as it is the memories music brings out.
What song gives you comfort?