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The Events of Recent Times

Posted in despair, hope, prehistoric times, singing, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2011 by damngoodtunes

Since the beginning of recorded time, mankind has faced unlimited challenges from the environment we live in, which at worst can seem hostile. In reality though, it is the growing pains of evolution. Wild beasts, extreme temperatures, volcanoes and earthquakes have tested our ancestors with each passing day. Times, to say the least were very hard. But it was never the elements which made life as tough as man’s ability to get along with and love his fellow human relatives and neighbors. Thankfully we humans have developed some skills unique to our mammalian species, in that we have learned to sing, make instruments and create other forms of art. Music is important to those of us fortunate to hear sounds and rhythms. This writer feels that music is one of those extrordinary elements which helps keep the balance of the universe. Many a lonely night were spent on the praries, the jungles or the mountains when man amused himself and perhaps those near him by humming, whistling, beating a drum or otherwise playing an instrument to help pass the time. When the woes of the world are getting us down, the song or the beat or a simple flute’s melody can be uplifting and inspiring. Religious groups have incorporated music into their prayers and services throughout the world because it feels ” Godly ” to them, bringing them a sense that their creator is closer and is listening to their praising melodies. Some say that music rides on the wind, the ocean waves or by the call of the great eagle or the song of the whale. Whatever way that music is perceived and experienced it is part of the enrichment of life which may reside in memory or be spontaniously launched by inspiration of the moment. No hurricane, tornado, volcano, earthquake or tsunami can diminish the musical spirit of mother earth’s people, as our own mother’s soothing voice relaxed us to sleep safely in her arms.