Follow Your Bliss With Music

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”
―  Plato

This week’s Lens-artists challenge is to “Follow Your Bliss… a passion or activity which provides you happiness and joy.” For a change, instead of an outdoor activity, I’m sharing an indoor hobby, enjoying music.

It is said that music developed together with language and dates back to prehistoric cultures. It speaks universally. We feel emotions in songs even in languages we don’t understand. Little children dance to happy tunes anywhere in the world. Melodies can make us smile with the fondest memories or bring us to tears with the deepest sadness.

“Where words fail, music speaks.”
― Hans Christian Andersen

I don’t play any musical instrument that well, but I put some effort towards my music listening experience. It is not about buying expensive equipment, but the joy of putting something together, whatever the budget, and finding pleasure with the result. I’ve meet some friends who have the same interest.

Turntables are cool again, but some of us have been enjoying them for years.

There’s something to be said about a hundred-year-old technology still going strong, and vintage gear sounding as good as the latest.

Settling down to some relaxing music after a long day is blissful. In the time of pandemic and isolation, it is healing to the soul.

“Who hears music, feels his solitude
Peopled at once.”
― Robert Browning

It doesn’t have to be old either. I enjoy the latest music from popular streaming services like most people do.

Whether new or old, through old tech or new, there’s music for everyone.

As long as people have reason to burst out in song, express love, or heal their souls, there will be music.

“Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.”
― Jean Paul Friedrich Richter


  1. Thank you for sharing your love of music with us. My husband is the musician, and I am a true fan of almost all music I hear. Our home has speakers in every room and I make sure to have something interesting and often calming almost all our waking hours!

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    • That is great, having a musician in the house! My father played the trumpet and I grew up with music in the house. Glad to know you are a fan of music too. Thanks for dropping by and for leading this week’s photo challenge. I’m far from an ornithologist like you, but I do love observing and taking photos of birds. Happy thanksgiving and enjoy the music!


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