We enjoy BB King as well!
Although, classical music has a special calming effect on us, including the classical Asian music from India and China, and we love going to concerts (when there isn’t all the masking nonsense). But, interestingly, we love music most when it is played by sensitive and expressive musicians – some people who play classical music mathematically, blah, blah, can numb us, while the same song played by a highly expressive musician can really stir our senses.
We’re really sorry that you had to endure an abusive experience in your earlier years. We’re glad you managed to get away from that, and also that music has helped you to explore and heal some of the wounds. Sometimes, beyond the words, it’s a connection through the emotion conveyed by the song itself, that helps in the healing journey. You feel like the musician who composed a particular composition understands just what it is that you’re feeling, and thus, it’s going to be something different for each individual, as our journeys are different. I suppose that’s why we all, in part, respond to different music.
What I loved about Will’s talk is how he connects music to relationships. His mention of how important silence is in music (as it is in relationships), the dissonace and harmony of our relationships, the idea of tension in our relationships and “returning home” – and how he conveyed all these concepts of human relationships through speaking about rhythm, melody and harmony. (Interestingly: he and his wife give presentations to people who want to improve their relationships, and I they draw upon music and art concepts a lot to speak about these issues).