Thursday, January 3, 2013
Rick almost always finds sleep sooner than me so without adding extra noise I let my heart and mind sing along.
If I turn on my right side, my good ear pressed into the pillow, the music becomes quite muffled but I know that even then my spirit is absorbing the sounds, breathing in Jesus and exhaling praise.
Music soothes, excites, encourages and consoles. Each life has a unique soundtrack.
Last night, knowing that much of my hearing ability is now impaired, I pondered the possibility of losing music entirely. I find it hard to imagine. For someone who has never had the ability to hear, would they know what they are missing? For one who has lost the ability, would they still be able to listen to music they already know, allowing memory to create sound that nerves can not?
I would guess that someone has studied this. Thankfully, I am not expecting to lose hearing in my right ear so these musings are simply theoretical.