The Happiness of Music
100 Days of Happiness – Day 8
Music plays a very important part in my life. No matter what mood I am in, listening to songs makes me feel a lot happier. Music has a lot of memories associated with it as well. Like singing along with my sister to a song that we chose together to play on TV; or playing antakshari with friends on the way back from the college fest.
My selection of music is pretty old. Whereas my friends have all these new songs which are fast paced, rap style and all that, my playlist doesn’t have even one song that has been popular this year. In my playlist are songs that are evergreen, like Roja Jaaneman or Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely. Often, my friends have asked me why I keep listening to them. Honest answer – because I still love them. The bands Westlife and Linkin Park dominate the collection of songs, as they have been since years.
There’s one song, Echo by Jason Walker that my friend Aakriti recommended to me one day when I was feeling low. And that is one that has been in my playlist since. Happiness is playing that song over and over again in a day, and singing along to it as well.
(© 30th September 2015)