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Prompt for today: Song
I saw this meme on Facebook the other day. It said something like, “Music is how feelings sound.” And I thought, “Wouldn’t THAT be convenient?!” What if we could all just be walking around, and if we got close enough to each other and just focused on each other for a minute, we could hear our feelings. I imagine that in a good mood we’d hear some kind of jaunty waltz. Or maybe something by Cee-Lo. Either way. In a sad mood you’d hear something melancholy– either something new agey or something by Evanescence with all their desperate songs. And then we could respond with music. If I came across you and I was hearing your cries in a sad song, I could play something soothing back to you. Maybe some Enya. Or I could play something upbeat and happy, and hopefully you’d catch the feeling, something from the 80s for sure.
The fact is that we are all walking around with our own songs, but we can’t hear each other. And so we interact with each other based on our own songs, but not based on each other’s songs. And it seems like we could all get along better if we based our interactions on each other’s songs. There would be more understanding. Perhaps more compassion. Maybe if we could hear each other better, we’d be able to see each other better.