if you wonder why music means so much to me…

here are a few words from mr. jon foreman of switchfoot who just so happens to have explained what music is to me better than i ever could:

“For me, the song has always helped to restore sanity. The melody can help to string broken things together, bringing me back from the ledge of from depression. Sometimes, the music says it better than the words do; the melody brings the tension and release into a dance rather than a struggle. This isn’t to say that music stops the pain. Rather, music contextualizes the pain within the larger human experience and thus brings a certain timeless meaning and depth to the temporary despair and hopelessness I feel. And to this end, I love music. I love to find myself there in the songs of others. I love to find joy writing my own songs. Yes, even songs about the madness: trying to push through despair towards hope, singing into the storm.”

 

for the rest of the article:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jon-foreman/vice-verses-making-art-ou_b_974302.html

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