There is a Power so Great.

There is a power so great, no one can truly give it the appreciation it truly deserves.

I went to a concert on March 3, 2017. On March 3, 2017, I got to listen to Twenty One Pilots live. They performed right before my eyes and I cried tears of joy. I looked around at thousands of people singing the words right along with me. That may have been the least alone I have ever felt.

I have many times heard a song sung so beautifully that I was moved to tears.

I go to parties and see songs bring hundreds of people together on a dance floor.

I made a girl a playlist because it was the best way I could think of to tell her that I loved her. No words that I could come up with would do the job efficiently.

I visited New York once. I made a playlist for the occasion. Now I can hold all my memories inside of melodies and use headphones to relive those days any time that I wish.

I share my favorite songs with some of the people I am closest to, and simply through a few notes they get to know me way better than if I tried to explain myself to them.

There is a power so great, that it can express things that words normally cannot. So great, that it can bring thousands of people together and make them feel like maybe they aren’t the only ones feeling the way they do. So great, it can move grown men to tears and cause crowds to stand and applaud. Music is a power beyond our understanding.

There is a power so great, that I am inspired to write about it, though my words could never do it justice.

One comment

  1. arabelmortimer · July 2, 2018

    “Words, when spoken out loud for the sake of performance, are music. They have rhythm and pitch and timbre and volume. These are the properties of music, and music has the ability to find us and move us, and lift us up in ways that literal meanings can’t. Do you see?”
    Quote from The West Wing – War Crimes

    Yes. Yes I see.

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