Last month, in the Music of Life column, I wrote about the way music weaves its way through every aspect of life, and how important it is to make a point of including music in our day to day lives.
With Remembrance Day approaching, this month we'll look a little more at how music keeps us connected to others, particularly in moments of sadness or grief, and the benefits we receive as a result.
Like many, I grew up attending Remembrance Day services at school; going to the assemblies and listening to the announcements that day. With music affecting me the way it does, it's not really a surprise that the first song I learned to play when I picked up the trumpet at 16 was The Last Post – the song that was played with our two minutes of silence every year on Remembrance Day.
There are may songs that trigger grief and sadness for me, and The Last Post is one of them. Amazing Grace is another.
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My name is Kayleigh Radatus, and I'm the creator of This Groovy Life. As far as I'm concerned, we're here to really live and love This Groovy Life, and it's my purpose to help you do exactly that! I hope this blog is helpful. If there are any Personal Empowerment or Metaphysical topics you'd like me to cover, send me a message!