“Without music, life would be a mistake.” Friedrich Nietzsche
By definition, music is organized sound. However, what is the hidden source of music’s supreme power? There is something deeply mysterious about the sounds of music. How does it influence our emotions, take us to a deep world, helps us heal and creates a world of art.
Plato’s reflection on the relationship between soul and body has attracted scholars’ attention since antiquity. Along with that, not less worthy attention were Plato’s thoughts on music and its effects on human beings.
“Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good, just and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, but nevertheless dazzling, passionate, and eternal form”.
So often, we connect through music, to people, to entire communities, we fall in love, through music. Sometimes melodies touch us so deeply, that no more words are necessary. Significant people in our lives give more meaning to certain songs, and music gives so many memories and meaning, to significant people.
“If you want to measure the spiritual depth of society, make sure to mark its music”.
“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.”
“If music be the food of love, play on”. William Shakespeare