An Out of Order Love Song
I wrote “Wordless Words” around the same time I met my now-fiance Jonathan. At the time, if you had asked me whom this song was about, I would have flat out denied that it was about him!! Thinking back on it now, I believe our relationship did influence this song, though I wasn’t able or ready to put that into words...
Love Makes You Tongue-Tied (or Tongue Tired)
As bloggers, we LOVE words (and aren’t they wonderful? what a paradisiacal playground!) But in “Wordless Words,” I attempt to get at the heart of a certain feeling when there are no words. I feel that there’s a point where words inevitably fail us, where definition goes only so far, and the only way to express our deepest emotion is through things that require no words at all...
The Love of My Life
I love music because it communicates on a different level than words. When words are paired with music, the music takes those words to a higher emotional level. I believe that whether we’re listening to music or making music, it enables us to connect to emotions that are not normally accessible through words alone. It’s what made teenage girls scream for The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, it’s what gives us the chills when we hear those moody high notes in Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah,” and what makes us smile and dance when we hear the infectious tune by Pharrell Williams, “Happy.”
How do you use wordless words in your life?