A few things got me thinking about the language of music… it started with realising that Maple was starting to have minor tantrums, which got me thinking about how frustrating it must be to not be able to communicate when you know what you want to say but just don’t know the words, which got me thinking about her actual 18 month old vocabulary (isn’t it cute!!), which ultimately brought me to a memory of something my Dad wrote in my 18th birthday card –
“The Language of music transcends all barriers”.
No matter whether you’re an 18 month old with limited vocab, an immigrant with little English skills, an elderly person with dementia, a really, really drunk person or someone who just doesn’t really get literacy….
EVERYONE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD CAN UNDERSTAND THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC!!
Not only that but we can communicate and express ourselves through the language of music also –
it’s a language that knows no barriers!!
Sure we all have our personal likes and dislikes – I love folk and can’t stand pop, love classical, hate death metal etc. but whatever our personal choice may be we ALL understand the language of music! Music does not discriminate against race, age, culture, ability or identity.
So the moral of this story is lets listen to more music! Especially with our friends and family who don’t quite work on the same communicate scale as us!!
Unless we are discussing apples, bubbles and daddy Maple isn’t really an equal part of our conversation but when we are listening to music together we are ALL equals with our language skills and that must be an absolutely lovely feeling for her and do wonders for her sense of self 🙂