As the end of summer nears and fall begins, it is my favorite time of year for concerts. I love music all year long, but there is something special about August through October for concerts. My first concert was in 9th grade in September and it was incredible seeing live music! Over the years, I’ve seen many different genres of music at different venues. All of them special and awesome in their own ways. Music has had a special place in my life and a healing spot in my soul.
While growing up and into adulthood, music has been a constant source of hope, healing, understanding, all the good feelings, and outlets for hurt. I love this quote about music healing wounds by Debasish Mridha. There are times when the music reaches right into my soul and knows what I’m feeling.
When I was going through a dark and difficult time, I felt comfort in music. I felt like I could have written the words to the songs I was singing. Music helped me see the hope on the other side, the healing of my soul. Jean Paul Friedrich Richter said “Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.” Music brings light to even the darkest places. It reminds us there is hope and healing right around the corner.
Both my husband and I love music, and we enjoy just having it on in the house while we are working or doing house tasks. When we were working on our wedding playlist, we knew the perfect song for our first dance. I had heard the song a few years before we met and loved it, it was different and beautiful. While we were dating, we were listening to one of his playlists, and that song came on and I just knew that would be our song. Of course, he agreed because he also loved the song. For both of us, that song was hope, healing, and love.
Concerts have introduced the element of community to the musical journey of hope, healing and understanding. People who love the music come together to celebrate and enjoy together. The way we all sing together in unity (not usually harmony, haha!) is a wonderful experience. It feels so joyful and full of love. The music is truly connecting our souls as we sing and sway. There is something truly healing about singing the words that touch your soul so deeply at the top of your lungs.