When it rains, the soul gets soothed especially so if you are indoors listening to music. It is even more soothing when you are indoors and playing an instrument. It’s been awhile since I’ve played the piano or touched my flute, but something about the rain made me want to play the piano today and so I did. My soul was soothed.
Upon playing I realized that it’s been a very very long time since I’ve really just sat down and had some serious personal music time. I don’t know if its the same for you, but going to college somehow ended the musical phase of my life. I didn’t pursue anything musical in college, and together with classes and coursework, practicing on the piano or playing the flute was pushed aside. It simply lost priority even though in highschool I was in the band. Oh well, I suppose that’s what happens.
Then you move, pack your musical instruments away and hardly see them again. Then more than a decade after you start working you realize you miss that music, that part of life where you get to spend time stimulating the right side of your mind. That little part of your brain which emphasizes creativity. Creativity that we all need sometimes. Afterall, with a little creativity one can solve many
Tonight I gave the right side of my brain a little exercise. I felt like little sensations were running through my mind and it felt soothing, it gave a tingling sensation which is quite a wonderful feeling. I imagine that’s a little of what Peter Pan must have felt like when Tinkerbell sprinkled flying powder over him. Of course I might just be imagining all this, but it was fun nevertheless.
If you’ve played musical instruments in the past, are you still playing them? Or is it gathering dust in a corner? If so, take some time out and have a little personal music time. You might rediscover how pleasurable it can be. Remember, a balanced mind is a balanced soul.