As part of our songs series, a church member shares his/her experience of the power of song. From Travis Bogan:
It turns out that music stimulates more parts of the brain than any other human function. It seems amazing that something so profound can so often go unnoticed. Much like the air that we breath it is easy to take it for granted. Music can take us back to old memories, or inspire us to move forward toward a future endeavor. It can also center us in the present moment. I am a lover of music and can become quite passionate when discussing it. If you’ve ever heard one of my diatribes about Lindsey Buckingham not getting enough credit for his contribution to Fleetwood Mac, you know this. If you didn’t know this, you’ve now been warned! I thought the best way to approach this topic was to provide some music for everyone to enjoy. Though I can play a stirring rendition of row row row your boat on my guitar, I decided to leave this to someone more skilled. Esther Suess is my friend and colleague, as well as an accomplished violinist. Please lend her your ears and allow the music to take you back, forward, or in the here and now.