Rabindranath Tagore had said " Music fills the infinite between two souls". If you have connected with someone over music, if you have liked the songs they have or if someone has sent you a song, and you loved it, then I am sure you will agree with Tagore.
One of my favourite and most inspiring movies, to this day remains ' The Shawshank redemption' which is an uplifting tale of triumph over adversity and also about deep friendships.( It is a must watch if you haven't seen it). The Opera scene in the movie, is one which I can watch over and over again.
I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don't want to know. Some things are best left unsaid. I'd like to think they were singing about something so beautiful, it can't be expressed in words, and makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you, those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made those walls dissolve away, and for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free.
These lines from the above scene still move me each time I hear them. That is the power of music.
I re-connected on a new plane through music with someone special last night--my 12 year old son.
We usually have our 'mother-son' talks but yesterday for the first time, it was a 'friend-friend' talk.
He told me about the music he likes and we heard them together on you tube. They were all the new Gen Y (or maybe Gen Z! ) 'teen sensation' bands, very different from what I was used to listening. But when I heard them, strangely, I totally loved them too. He introduced me to Pendulum and we found ourselves nodding our heads in unison to their song watercolour. He also showed me Iyaz's replay which too I totally loved :) (I also have it in my phone now :) ) Then my daughter (who is 9) wanted to show me Katy Perry's hot n Cold.
(I couldn't believe I liked that as well! :-))
Then I asked my children if they would like to hear the music which I used to listen to when I was in school/college. Both nodded eagerly. So i introduced them to GnR's November rain. I was delighted that my son loved it. Then I showed them ' Tears for Fears -Everybody wants to rule the world."
I love that song and oh they loved it too! :-)
To my surprise (and delight) they also loved Bon Jovi's Its my life and Aerosmith's Amazing.
Like I was saying, it is indeed great to connect with another through music. But when they happen to be your children, it is like a whole new door has opened.
It is indeed amazing how music even bridges age gaps!
PS: All the above links in colour point to the videos of the songs mentioned.Enjoy! :-)