I’ve always imagined songs as little boxes that I put feelings into. Once I’d written a song about something, I felt like it couldn’t hurt me anymore.
I’m currently researching for my modest academic ambitions (a story for another time) and was really excited to learn that my theory about songs stands up to credible scrutiny.
This comes from a paper on Songs In Psychotherapy by Kenneth E. Bruscia. I’ve just started reading it, but it’s already giving me so much to think about. If that sounds like your thing too, here it is.
Does that work for you? How does music serve you in your life?