Waiting on the high note!

I was listening to a song this morning, “The Music of the Night” from the Phantom of the Opera and I waited, ahhh there it was. Then I listened to Luciano Pavarotti sing one of my favorites, Nessun Dorma and as I listened I realized I was waiting and again I was rewarded, so worth the wait. It was the theme of the day, one I didn’t realize was developing until this evening late as I listened to the sound track of “The Rose” and I remembered singing it and the anticipation of hitting the last high note and it hit me! All day I had been listening for and anticipating the high notes in the songs that I love to hear! Why is that? I researched to see if there was a reason and read that it’s because music stimulates an ancient reward pathway in the brain, encouraging dopamine to flood the striatum—a part of the forebrain activated by addiction, reward, and motivation. Music, it seems, may affect our brains the same way that sex, gambling, and potato chips do. I thought, Wow, I don’t remember the last time I ate a potato chip and I have actually never gambled, so it had to be something else. Well, I never figured that part of it out but I did have some other thoughts.

Our life, like a song, starts out pretty even but as we go along things happen that cause the pace to pick up a bit, maybe it slows to a melancholy melody and we drift, sometimes there is a funeral dirge, that is hardest one to get over. Our life has love songs, somebody-did-somebody-wrong-songs, wedding marches and lullabies but what we are all anticipating is the time in our life that we hit that one big high note, the one that makes glasses vibrate, maybe even shatter and we have a sense that all is well in our world.

Since my life has laryngitis sometimes, and other times it is totally tone deaf or gets too weighed down with the cares of this life, because I have not cast all my cares on Him knowing that He cares for me, 1 Peter 5:7, I have to lean on the scripture in

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Knowing that he cares and that He is giving me a future and a hope gives me the ahhhh feeling I have upon finally hearing the high note I have been anticipating through the whole life song.

I think I will go sing a few verses of “It is well with my soul!”

About harolene

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! If you read my thoughts you will see that I am sometimes serious, at other times sappy or funny, occasionally I am sad and sentimental, but I am always sincere! I am a single mother who raised two children, born ten years apart and different sexes so first it was bows and dolls, pretty dresses and boys! When my son was born it was rough and tumble games, baseball, soccer, wrestling and girls! I am known for my "smile" and for my default answer to any situation, "no problem", which was something I didn't realize I did until it was pointed out to me! I am a moon watcher and a star gazer. I am astounded and feel so small knowing that every creature that has ever walked the face of this earth has gazed upon that same beautiful orb that my eyes can behold on any night when the earth is not wearing her cloak of clouds. My parents have made me the person that I am. Their love, veracity in all areas of life, humor and passion for their work and each other have given me hope that my life can actually be a happy one! Chances are if you are reading this you already know all this but again, I appreciate your stopping by! While you're here hit the "Like" button for me and thanks for checking in!
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