Classical, New Age, Country, Classic Rock, Rock N Roll, Gospel, Acoustic etc… We all know what music sounds like, but what does it look like?
One of my favorite music movies to watch is August Rush. August talks about the music “being all around us.” This young little musical genius (my words) creates an amazing symphony all based on what you see and hear around you. The trees blowing in the wind, the grasses moving in the wind, the water, the sky, the sounds of a city, everything. It is a very heartfelt movie.
So that brings me to, what does music look like? If you know it’s all around you. What does that awesome blue sky with the puffy white clouds sound like? Can you imagine it?
I love music, I have always been around it. I can read it, play it, and sometimes sing it. (depends on who you ask) Some of my best memories are of listening to my brothers play the guitar. I love a good old fashioned acoustic guitar. One of my brothers could totally rock The Ventures Pipeline, while one would nail country, and my youngest older brother would make up songs, or sing The Troggs, or Bob Dylan. I was introduced to music at a young age.
I would sneak into my youngest older brothers room, and grab the electric guitar and strum until I had a blister on my thumb. (insert Beatles “I Have Blisters on my Fingers” In that wonderful english accent) I still have that guitar. It belonged to two of my brothers. Something I will always cherish!
My sister and I would hold concerts in our bedrooms and sing to the #1 Hits of the 60’s. I still love to listen to her sing.
What type of symphony would you create if you could with your pictures? Would you choose the rush of living in the city? Or would you scale it down and choose the country? Would you create your life as living and working on a farm? We all know what that would look like! Putting them all together, you can see what it should sound like! At least that’s what I think. I could write a song about Montana with my pictures, as well as Oregon, or any other place I have visited or lived. Where would you choose to write your song with pictures? The beach? The mountains? Or just spending time with family? All of them could make a wonderful song. Try it!
My symphony would be titled My Montana.
I grew up on both sides of the state. The far east side in the Badlands of Montana, then in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley of Western Montana. The best of both worlds in my opinion.
As a child I really didn’t appreciate it like I do now as an adult. There were chores to do growing up, and now that we only plan “vacations” to go “home” it’s a lot different. As an adult I haven’t been able to see as much of Montana as I would like. I would love for hubby and I to go back and explore Western Montana. There is so much to see, and so much I would love to share with him.
So to sum it up. Create your symphony.
To you, I give “My Montana”
As you can see, My Montana is a symphony of beauty. One of memories of growing up in the best of both sides of the state. I relate Montana to always being home. No matter where I live, it always calls to me.
Find your symphony. Perhaps you may find it in your children, your animals, your place of worship. It’s out there. Its up to you to create it.
Don’t be afraid to embrace the music. It really is “all around us”
Blessings to you all.