Perhaps it's true that most people are moved by music. But with me, it doesn't just move me, it completely transforms me.
There are 3+ folks in Mountain Town who, whenever they see me instead of asking me:
"How are you?"
"How are you sunshine?"
"Are you still singing?"
It absolutely does not matter how I feel physically or emotionally music but especially live music transforms me instantly, like a drug.
last Friday, I was on my way to a meeting (where no one showed) and I discovered an exceptional free outdoor live concert in the city square.
Within 20 minutes I felt CONSUMED with joy. People ask me multiple times a day how can you have lived through so much yet still smile, sing , dance?
The only folks who are not too shy to dance are:
a 3 year old
a very drunk man
and a cowboy
There were some couples dancing but not on the stage. One old hippie from N.M. who was with his wife couples dancing for nearly an hour said to me: "Come on babe, let's dance" so he motioned me toward the stage.
I can't NOT DANCE!
So, I went down there with the old hippie, then later the drunk guy and the 3 year old and danced. One of the band members seems very pleased that I'm dancing and many folks in the audience have video cams. It's a classic rock band that can do ABSOLUTELY ANY COVER PERFECTLY.
As far as how can a person, sing or dance or smile of they have survived so much? There are certain things a person is born with and irrespective of what they survive those traits will always be there.
My musical soul cannot be taken away. ;)