Have you ever asked yourself why is music so important in your every day life?
Why are there so many rhythms?
There are different rhythms that speak to different souls in different ways.
I am going to put it out there right now and tell you that I am not a music connoisseur, actually far from it. What I do know is the type of music that speaks to my heart, the type of music that touches my most sensible cords. I know the music that will inspire me to write, paint, to be creative in the most authentic way.
Music brings out the strongest emotions, the strongest memories, passion, love, anger even. It can also keep you hostage if you aren’t careful. Hostage in a place and time that isn’t healing or healthy.
Gooood, do I love that warm feeling, and the moment I am able to open up and write a few words, or paint my flowers, or winter. That crazy beautiful emotion that keeps you afloat, that keeps you away from pain. Music has the power to heal wounds, to bring you on surreal realms, and only heaven knows I love being there where my emotions meet my dreams and heart desires. Desires unknown.
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” Martha Graham.
MUSIC can create a certain ambiance in your home, at work or in different entourages. For example at the studio I put on a lot of french music because I like that vibe that takes the guests to one of those little boutiques in Paris, where they are pampered and taken care of. It also seems to go hand in hand with what I am looking to accomplish with Rox Atelier. When I cook I love Dean Martin, Sinatra or Cesaria Evora. When I feel emotional (most of the time that is , eye roll) the choice is tango like Gotan or Trio Garufa stations. Some songs can make me so emotional it ends in tears.
I don’t know if it is just me but music is a big part of who I am. I think my mom is the one that instilled that in me. She would dance with us, she would teach us basics of tango and waltz even. Those are the most vivid and beautiful memories that I keep in a very special place in my heart.
Dancing, Oh dancing! Probably one of my favorite activities, that I deeply and fully enjoy doing, watching and learning. The music, the rhythm, the emotion, the love that comes into movement. It’s absolutely superb. My dream that I have never pursued was to be a ballroom dancer. There is nothing more grande and passion driven. The way they move on the dance floor all in tandem with the sounds of the violins and…
Of course as I am writing there are songs playing behind the scene here and even if the weather outside is cold and rainy this music makes it perfect. A perfect atmosphere, a little happy, a little sad, a little rain and some quitars in the backround (just so you have a visual )
My heart depends on it. I cannot imagine my life without music, without the movement, without the realms, without my passion, my emotions and ultimately love.
Keep dancing, keep healing, keep loving!