“Where words fail, music speaks.” ~Hans Christian Andersen
For me, the above words could not be truer.
Music is the universal language. Whether you hear it or feel it through vibrations, there’s just something about it that speaks volumes without having to utter a single word.
Music has been my outlet my entire life. In times of happiness, sadness, moments of feeling lost or times of celebrations, it has been a constant partner with me along my journey. From singing in the church children’s choir to the church bell choir to recorder club to finding my primary musical love, the violin, I’ve always had music in my life.
Over time, it’s become the way I speak when words fail. It’s the way I process and get my frustrations out and turn it into something beautiful.
This year will be my 23rd year playing the violin. Interestingly, and also something very few know about me, violin performance was actually my original major in college. However, after the department cancelled my program it was one of my part time college jobs. I played at receptions, weddings and whatnot.
Now, my favorite part of playing the violin, and what really gets my emotions to release and flow, is tuning my violin. I know that might be weird, but it’s true. For those of you who are musicians, especially of string instruments, know that part of it is not only hearing the music, but feeling it. Vibrations are the physical manifestation of music. And over time, you learn the feel of the vibrations. And that, for me, is one of the most soothing and comforting parts of being a musician, feeling the music through your instrument into your soul.
The ability to create and just be me in my own space is how I revitalize my energy and spirit.
Now, I fully and wholeheartedly encourage everyone who wishes to to make music. Do some drum banging on your pots and pans, sing in the shower or in your car at the top of your lungs, have a blast and let loose at karaoke, or play your instrument in whichever way you wish. Forget whether someone tells you that they think you are good or not, YOU DO YOU! If you love it, then do it!
And so there you have it. My #SASelfCare hobby. Music. I hope to hear lots of music soon from those of you who wish to try it out!
Also, anyone want to create a #SABand? LOL
Thanks for reading and until next time,
Peace, Love and Pandas!
This post is part of our #SelfCareSA series, which explores unique self-care habits of #SApros. Whether it’s faith, crosswords, or video games, you’re bound to be inspired to carve out some “you-time.” For more info, please see Sabina’s intro post. Be sure to check out other posts in this series too!
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