Friday, October 22, 2010

Music to My Ears

Today is hearing test day at school. As I was in the shower this morning (YES! I got a shower! In the Morning!) my son asked me a question and I answered. "What?!" he yelled? So answered him again. And again. Finally he heard me. And I started thinking, "what if he gets sent home with a note that his hearing needs to be evaluated?" and how awful that would be and what I would do? (anxiety runs in my family) Maybe it sounds crazy, but if he were to lose his hearing, the first thing I thought was that I wanted to play really good classical music over and over until he couldn't hear it anymore. I thought about Beethoven and Grieg and Handel. I thought about some of my favorite hymns. I wanted to play them until he would be able to replay them in his mind for the rest of his life.
What got me thinking this morning though was what I didn't think about. I didn't think about any rock music or pop. I didn't think about watered down religious music. I didn't think about Old McDonald even.
Just a picture for funsies
So if that kind of music isn't important, really important, to me, why do I keep it around? Why aren't I always listening to the BEST music? The kind with substance.

This isn't supposed to be a post bagging on anyone's music choices. But it's to get you thinking. (although if you're thinking you'd have your kids listen to Justin Beiber all the time we can't be friends) If we only had one year of hearing left, what would we spend that time listening to and why aren't we doing that now? Why do we fill our time with the mindless things that really aren't important to us.


  1. Hmm, I would definitely listen to a lot of hymns and classical music but I would also be listening to Muse and Mae. Because I love them immensely.

  2. @Waterman: I think he's Tom Brady's nephew.