Music is everywhere and transcends the ages. From rhythm sticks in a cave to a line of water glasses in kindergarten, the human condition is enhanced by music.
Melodies are meant to be shared. Boys make music for girls. Mothers make music for babies. Birds make music to tell the world this is their tree.
My family is musical. My mother-in-law sang in the Oahu Symphony Chorus for many years. I started singing in the church choir when I was in third grade. I even got to sing in the folk choir at church when I was in sixth grade. Then the high school glee club. I don’t have those chops any more, but I do alright in the shower. Continue reading “The purpose of music”