A World Without Music…
This is sort of a strange idea for music monday but it’s something that I’m confronted with from time to time and it freaks me out so I thought I’d make a post about it and see how people respond. (I think that was one big run-on sentence.)
Have you ever met anyone who doesn’t like music? They’re not excited by it or moved by it. They can’t tell you a Beatles song without looking constipated. Music is not on their radar. It doesn’t occur to them to turn on the radio when driving in their car. Now just to be clear, I’m not talking about people born without rhythm – I find those people very amusing. No, I’m talking about an indifference to music, a take it or leave it attitude. Have you ever known anyone like this? I have and like I said, it freaks me out.
I knew a girl in high school who was beautiful, popular and athletic. One day I found myself talking to her about music — I can’t recall the exact occasion, maybe we were at a party? Anyway, I just remember referencing some popular group or concert and she had no clue what I was talking about. Mind you, this is a girl from my grade, growing up in the 70’s, and she was completely clueless about any and all music. I continued to probe in fascination, trying to process the fact that she had no interest in music whatsoever. It was a dead topic to her. Her face was blank.
STRANGE…. Am I right?
Music seems like it’s just a part of the human experience. It’s like the pulse or heart beat of the world. (Okay, perhaps that’s a bit much.) Maybe because it’s such an integral part of my life, that I’m unable to wrap my head around life without it? I mean, what would take the place of all those lyrics in my brain — they take up A LOT of room. My head would basically be empty… But I digress. I’m as perplexed by this as I am by people who have no sense of humor — none, zero, zippo. Should we feel sorry for them or should we be afraid of them? I see humor in almost everything – even things I shouldn’t see it in, like people falling down stairs. It seems like the world would be so flat, so one dimensional without these things.
Do you know anyone like this??