Tonight, it is not about me, it is not about you and definitely not about the world. Tonight, we speak of a dear friend, one close to our hearts, sewn to our skin and carried behind us. Tonight, we speak of music. Shape, race, color, ethnic group didn’t matter, none of those did because you made us one and divided, we didn’t fall because you still hold us.
If our hearts could speak, maybe then it will thank You for those nights you didn’t give up, those nights we stuck our heads into our pillows screaming and just then You hugged us, for those nights we had You kissing our ears, slowly letting the pain fade away. Hearts being shattered, promises being broken, death being kissed and our insecurities being laughed at, but in all these moments, you, Music, stood by us, wrapped us around your arms and made us see everything differently. Whether high or low, the clef surely led the way and we knew we were safe.
A sensational dancer, running through those staves, touching every heart, healing every pain, who amongst the living and the dead can boldly say you shut them out? With time we all realized that while the world around us was falling apart, the world within us was growing and you did that. Be it Gospel, Rap, RnB, Jazz, Soul, Reggae; whatever sound you choose to let your soul swim in, Music will still be the right mix. You loved us and tonight, we love on You. In the words of two great men: Bob Marley and Keith Richards, the conviction is found;
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley
“Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.” ― Keith Richards
This article was written by Mbah Chidera Folashade ; connect with her on Instagram via here