Taking Time to Truly Unwind
Last night, I was talking to my mom about how tensed and stressed I felt. I had taken a nap after work, but I wasn’t quite relaxed. She gave me a suggestion. She told me to listen to some really good music. It doesn’t have to be any certain type or genre, but a song that has a positive message, and a good rhythm, she said. I thought about how I love artists who sing soulful, jazzy songs with profound messages. Artists such as Sade and Indie Arie are known for their thought-provoking, poetic lyrics. My mom actually introduced me to the sultry sounds of Sade when I was a little girl. I still love her music today. I found some of my favorites by her and Indie Arie online. Actually, I found a song on YouTube both artists sang so beautifully. It’s called "Pearls" by Sade. The song depicts the plight of a single mother in Africa. I was grateful to have someone to remind of my favorite artists, and dare me to actually sit and enjoy the music!
“Today, I’m grateful for truly good music from gifted, abstract artists!”