Sunday, September 19, 2010
Gloria Estefan was right: The rhythm IS going to get you.
In 2nd Grade Ms. Rhyum (spelling may have degraded with age) begain a music class at our elementary school She brought in instruments and started a choir. I was one of the lucky short people who got to sing with the older kids. We worked on two part harmony and actually practiced reading music. Thus began the integration of music and my world. Since that time the two have rarely been separated.
Anyway, I've always thought life would be more interesting with a musical underscore. I find that I associate major events in my life with music. I will almost always find a piece that reflects what is going on in my world, or whenever I think of a major memory I will have a song immediately pop into my head.