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There is something spiritual about music.

It is incredible how many songs I have memorized- and how every one of them reminds me of a time, place or person that has left their mark on my life.

Music moves me in a way that few other things do. As I write, I am listening to Ray Lamontagne’s album Trouble . My body is growing tense and hot. My Muscles are tightening and I feel my eyes embracing a slight burn. How is it that music evokes such emotion?

I believe it has to do with connection of the spirit. Each chord tells a story by its particular sound, and bears with it the theme of whatever or whomever it is it was assigned to. It connects us one to another. It doesn’t connect us physically or mentally. We can’t converse with that time in our life or that person that is not present, so there must be more to this connection. I believe it is that with this experience we, in small part, relive our joy or pain and therefore partake with every note in the common human experience.

This experience that music makes room for- it is universal. There is no silence. Since the creation of the world, nature has carried a rhythm that is woven into the fabric of man, one that touches the spirit’s core and unifies all people.

I cannot fathom what music will be like in heaven. I imagine it will be one of the most unifying, intimate experiences of community.

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