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Sweet sounds of music echo upstairs as my siblings practice for their music lesson.  Each of their skills are amazing.  I see one day my siblings playing songs I have composed.  I start  to dream when I hear music.  Nothing else inspires me more than lyrics and music seeking emotional connection.  Each ear must dance  opening with enticement and anticipation of the next note. How is it we are able to experience such audible joy?

Just try to sit and listen to your favorite music and see how it makes you feel.  I hope you are moved to be grateful and joyful and alive.  If not, maybe you need to widen out in your music choices.

Music is vibrations that please our personal tastes.  Our taste often reflect what state we are in or what we desire to be in.  My mom loves happy songs that make her want to get up and dance.  I love it when she dances with me.  My sister, Sophia, is a natural dancer who presents you with a gift  in every move.  So what music moves you and why?  I personally love Mozart.  He is genius at combining notes in an unexpected quick way right to the ears and heart.  His combination of Fibonacci rhythms keep me intrigued the most.  Under different circumstances I would definitely compose music.  I feel that every great movie is enhanced by the musical score.  Even the trees dance to the sound of the wind.  I love to watch the hummingbirds flutter to the sound of their own wings.  Musical sounds are interesting as some create a sense of sorrow or fright, while others stretch your mind to a place in your past or inspire you to picture yourself in a dreamscape.  Only music can inspire your imagination to this level with a few notes played in perfect complimentary sequencing.  Everyone connects to music whether they play an instrument, sing, dance, or simply tap their feet to the beat.  What music best describes us as a person?  I will stick to Mozart as his music is a bit whimsical yet intense and precise, and in my opinion, genius.  Will music inspire you today?  It will if you listen with joy and appreciation for the gift of music in our lives. Whether animal or instrument, all is waiting for us as the conductor to start the orchestra!




Me wearing my Bose Noise Canceling Headphones

Kind of interesting how many times I am asked, what  am I listening to in my headphones.  I am not listening to music, or anything piped into my headphones.  It is actually peaceful white noise that simply takes the edge off my poor overstimulated auditory system.  I am  so sound sensitive sometimes a person’s breathing bothers me.  I am so sensitive I don’t pay attention to one conversation but tune into several, as much as eight to ten at a time.  Try juggling that in your brain on any given Sunday.  I am hearing not just the words but also the emotions in the tones of people’s voices. There is so much pain it is hard to carry at times, but I soldier on knowing that I have only the power to hear but not the power to heal.

Just when I get calm something else will distract me and I am in this vicious cycle of overload.  I am wishing for more peace but the world doesn’t seem to hear ME, ironically.  How do I take all this bombardment of information?  I have to be very selective of what my mind dwells on.  Only good comes from good thoughts and bad comes from dwelling on the bad thoughts, whether they are yours or someone else’s.  I am grateful for positive thinkers and family who are always guarding their thoughts and words around me.  Maybe they are listening after all.  Knowing how my brain is presently functioning will hopefully help people understand me and others they see either wearing their noise canceling headphones or archaically plugging their ears with their fingers.  Just speak softly and kindly to us.  We will respond so much better.  You can then see us as we really are inside.

You interpret us by how we behave under such stressful environments yet without the sound chaos we are just like you, except our minds still run at 10 times the speed of most.  Everyone wants to be a genius, yet I’m saying it comes at a price not many of us would willingly  pay.  For those of us who have been gifted, just remember we might return it if we could.

I am so personally excited to share how it feels to be sound sensitive,  I will find your comments most enjoyable.  So please send a comment.


Your friend,

Me and my pal, Barris