A balm for our souls

In moments when we need a lift, many of us turn to music. We listen to songs that feel like a balm for our souls.

I turn to songs like New Slang, Yeh Pal, The Shape of Us, Heartbeats, Kho Gaye Hum Kahan, Re:Stacks, and Janeman among others. Each of these songs and the many others I turn to evoke different memories and remind me of what matters.

They help me dig deep into whatever it is I’m feeling, accept it, and help me find my way back by reminding me of the many times I’ve been there before.

I often think about just how big a gift this is. For centuries, listening to great music was a privilege only enjoyed by royalty.

Widespread access to the incredible music around the world is a phenomenon that is just a couple of decades old.

A wonder that is so easy to take for granted.

A wonder I’m deeply grateful for.