Focusing on the Music • by Allegra Wermuth
A New and Enlightened Person
I am a professional musician. I am also a crafter and writer, but I am feeling the need to focus on the music today. I love what I do because I get to experience such a range of emotions that can’t always be expressed in words. An orchestral colleague of mine once said that when you play one of Gustav Mahler’s Symphonies, you never need to go to therapy, because by the time you are at the end of one of the symphonies, you have experienced the gamut of emotions and come out of the experience a new and enlightened person.
A Form of Comfort
Not only do you yourself get to experience such an emotional journey when performing, but you are giving the gift to others—allowing them to transcend to another level of existence. That is a powerful gift.
I am currently going through a very painful and challenging personal time and I have relied on music to be my form of comfort. Whether it is listening to the words, the shivers of a singer’s voice, or the harmonies, music resonates deep in your heart and in your soul. Within a second of hearing a quiet piano chord, a tear can shed, your heart can swell, your spirit can lift.
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