The Melodies of our Lives

I awoke to the melody of birds. If you used an alarm today, it may have been with melodies you just love that eased you into the morning.

Some music, particularly if it is a recording by the late Chuck Berry, just makes you want to get up and dance. The Moonlight Sonata might just relax you on the toughest of days.It sure did for me in the rigors of med school, now 50 years ago.

Singing frequently helps the stutterer. Even Alzheimer’s patients benefit from music. Gershwin wrote Rhapsody in Blue as he heard the music in the sounds of a long train trip.

In a sense our music is both the rhythm and the sound of our lives. It communicates with us. Perhaps those birds this morning were speaking to each other, just as music is a universal language for us all.