#joyfuljan – Day Fourteen

For today’s #joyfuljan, I find joy in music.

Keeping with the theme of today spanning across my many blogs, I am finding immense joy today in music. Sometimes I will go several days in a row without listening to any music. It all depends on what kind of writing I will be doing that day. On the days that I do slip over to Youtube and turn on a playlist, my ears are quite happy.

I am always amused at people’s reactions when they discover the type of music I listen to. I frequently get “but you are such a light in the world. How can you listen to such dark music and still give out so much good?” Ah well, you see, I believe you can only give light when you know the darkness and my soul can be quite dark at times. Instead of shying away from darkness, I embrace it. I’ve led a dismal life and dark music speaks to me. Here is one of my favorite dark songs…. When I was deeply depressed, this song actually lifted me up some. I guess it had the opposite effect.

So yes, music gives me great joy today and every day.

What are you joyful about today? Let me know in the comments.


Throughout the month of January, I will be celebrating Joyful January with Satya and Kaspa over at Writing Our Way Home