Definition of Music
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"How to define music has long been the subject of debate; philosophers, musicians, and, more recently, various social and natural scientists have argued about what constitutes music..."I searched Wikipedia for the definition of music in an attempt to explain how it feels everytime I hear live piano playing. Like when I was listening to this piano man play the piano at the mall earlier this afternoon.
"Music may be defined according to various criteria including organization, pleasantness, intent, social construction, perceptual processes and engagement, universal aspects or family resemblances, and through contrast or negative definition."
I always feel an unexplainable captivation when I hear the sound of a piano playing. The melodies, no matter what song it plays, seem to wrap my heart with gladness and awe for the sense of serenity I feel by listening to it. It's reminiscent of everything calm, happy and peaceful.
I never even had to know what the songs were, yet I felt the kind of happiness you feel when you're completely contented.
The kind of happiness where you feel like nothing can ruin your day. The kind of happiness you feel when that special someone says nothing yet tells you everything in a single smile.
It felt weird standing there yet feeling like I was on top of the world looking at the breathtaking view from the top of everything that defines happiness.
I remembered back when I was in 4th grade asking my mom if I could take piano lessons. Only to get a disappointing response, "If only we had the resources and the means."
This is the one passion I have that completely and literally slipped through.
I just feel like I missed the opportunity that I potentially could be very good at.
It makes me sad.
Yet I know music is just always around to give a sense of comfort and security when I need it. And this is perhaps the most befitting definition of music.
In my dictionary, I'd like to define music simply as, a pocket-size, portable friend that gives inspiration even through darkest times.
It probably won't matter much, but know that you can never lose music. It's always around. So during times of tribulations, reach into your pocket, find that music that inspires. You'll get by.