Music

I am tense. It has been a long day. My muscles are knotted and tight. My body is rigid and my mind is weary. I am a single father. I just worked all day, picked up my little girl, made dinner, lunches for tomorrow, did bath and bedtime routine, and cleaned up the kitchen and any other things needing attention. My muscles are knotted and tight. My body is rigid and my mind is weary. It has been a long day. I am tense.

The waves wash over me. I open my ears, close my eyes, and clear my mind. The sound flows into me and reverberates through my bones from my head down to my toes. The bass notes hit and penetrate my core. I feel the rigidity leave me. The tensions relax. I feel the pounding of the beat pulsing in my head and find a calmness and a peace. The melody plays; feeding my body and mind with rejuvenating rhythm. The instrumental begins; strumming the strings of my heart and stirring chords deep within my soul.

I think about my beautiful little girl sleeping soundly in her bed without a care in the world. I take a deep breath with a long exhale. I am aware and grateful for the tremendous blessings I have been bestowed. I am relaxed and calm. I have been restored. The sacrifice isn’t as heavy as it was and more than worth it. I am ready for a new day. Music is my cure.