Yesenia Melgar, contributing
student writer from San
Gabriel Mission High School.
“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”-Maya Angelou.
Music is our way of letting go, we can always change our mood with one song; a song that usually means something important to us. The lyrics carry deep within us, even influence us in our actions. A certain song can break us down to tears, another can urge us to dance silly in the hallway. Have you ever listened to a song? And, I mean really listen. Do you hear the message?
There’s always a message, even if you don’t understand it just yet it is there. Lyrics are born out of feeling, the feeling of empathy. It hits home sometimes as you sit there with your earphones hoping they will effectively block out the rest of the world. You are truly yourself at that moment, that moment when you truly see who you are.
Personally, music is my outlet. I listen to it in the car in the morning as my mom drives me to school. I listen to it when I can’t stand to hear the opinions of others. I listen to it when I’m lonely. The rhythms and words of music are soothing to me. As a teenager, I think some of our age group knows how to appreciate those quiet moments when we are alone. Listen to the music; it may change your life.