How the chords from the different instruments tug at your heart sometimes. Heartstrings I call them. When one can play so beautifully that it plays on not only your heart but your soul. It takes you back to that familiar feeling, so many memories of loved ones that surfaces. The hands clasped, the head sways, the waterfilled eyes.
I came across a few instrumental pieces that took me back to the days of my father. It made me remember not only the person he was but the humbleness of his soul. I like to think I learnt from him. His words never leave my mind. So much wisdom in the old souls. The music tugged at my heartstrings, it brought back the lessons, it brought him to the forefront of my mind. I would sit and watch him say his prayers on a chair, not in a temple, not in a church, not in a mosque but a cushioned chair, his hands in front of him, his eyes closed but still revealing his heart.
I would sometimes interrupt him, parting his hands and finding my way between them, sitting on his lap, thumb popping in my mouth as I found my comfort zone.. playing with his ear. He would slowly bring his hand back together in front of him holding me in his prayer. Heartstrings, he played it so well.
My glance would go across to my mother, sitting at her sewing machine, lost in her passion but the music still made her head sway from side to side.
Beautiful memories, the mixed feeling of love and loneliness that it stirs in a child’s heart. How the closing of the eyes makes you relive all those moments.
Not every piece plays on you but the special pieces that tells its own story. It brings up so many emotions all at once. All this by a few chords, all this by the passion of someone trying to bring out just that in you. How beautiful is the music of the soul. We are so magnificent in our own way. Let the music take your soul and help you to reveal your passion. Find your song, paint on your own canvas and create beauty everywhere you go.
Morning thoughts for me as the headphones in my ear helps me to write my own words. I miss them.. but these chords help me to feel, help me to remember the beauty of their souls and how amazingly lucky I am to have them as parents. I am grateful for each chord that plays on my heart.. it brings to me where I have been to where I am now.. that beautiful journey.
When next you play that music and it takes you back .. I hope it makes your heart smile as it did mines. I would leave a link here to just one of them 😊 I hope it helps you relax as it does me.