My theme for the Blogging from A to Z challenge is Creativity. Today’s letter “x” is a difficult one in this challenge. But I chose “xylophone” because music is another way to express your creativity, and to share your passion with others.
As a kid, I played the organ. My mother wanted to get a piano, but apparently my father found a deal on the organ, so there ya go. I enjoyed playing it, though. I went to a Catholic grade school and got to play the big pipe organ in the choir loft at the rear of the church.
I wished I’d continued to play as I got older. The piano is my favorite instrument to listen to, and I’d love to be able to play it now. I took lessons several years ago (I was pleased I could still read music), but I just didn’t have the time to put into all the practicing, etc. And my creative energy and time is now directed at my writing.
I know some writers who are inspired by listening to music while they write. That’s too distracting for me, although in high school I’d have rock and roll blasting while I did my homework.
I love listening to all sorts of music, and it can fill me with different emotions, whether it excites me and makes me want to get up and dance or brings me to tears because it’s so beautiful. When that happens, I know the writer or composer has poured his or her passion into the song.
What style of music do you enjoy? Do you sing or play an instrument?