Music brings me peace. It helps me feel calm. It helps my troubles melt away. And it brings me joy.
When I’m at the symphony, as I was on Friday, it’s like nothing else exists: it’s just me and the music. I become one with it – with the music, the instruments, the orchestra. Their beauty; their talent; their magic. It’s so beautiful, so peaceful and so calming.
Here I’ve captured some of my favourite things about music – my favourite composers, pieces, instruments – and also how they make me feel. I’ve loved classical music since I was a little kid. I can remember sitting on the floor at my grandmother’s house, leafing through her albums and playing them over and over and over again. My mother thought I was weird. Now I know the love of music just skipped a generation!
As I write this post, and as I made the word cloud, I’ve been listening to this album. It is beauty and calm personified.