Have you ever heard a new musical composition on the radio and felt that Pure Joy seep through your veins? That is how I felt when I was riding along in the car yesterday when this beautiful piece came over the car stereo. It was so beautiful that I had to nudge Nancy to pay more attention to her driving. She too was so mesmerized by Chopin’s Fantasy on Polish Airs. I have noticed that at our house, we seem to have a lot of Chopin recordings, so it was not a real shock that we like this music.
I suppose because Nancy is a musician, I tend to experience Pure Joy through a lot of music. Pure Joy comes when we sometimes least expect it like in learning of the new Chopin piece. I find it intriguing how different music will trigger Pure Joy in both humans and animals. Take for example when I am listening to music I like while driving to suddenly have it turned off. I feel this sudden “ouch” with no explanation. Other times, I am forced to listen to music Nancy likes when I am cringing inside. But, the Chopin, we both loved and it really was Pure Joy to both of us.
Seriously, I could do all Ten Days of Pure Joy on our favorite Pure Joy music. Just saying! Music really is magical when you think about it. Even though it may sound a bit sappy to say what Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said “Music is the universal language of mankind.” It is so valid for me, this dog too! So, since I tend to keep my blogs short, my advice to you today is to go and listen to your music that brings you PURE JOY!