What is music? Does it need melody, rhythm or harmony? According to dictionary.com, music can also be "any sweet, any sweet, pleasing, or harmonious sounds or sound, i.e. the music of the waves". With that in mind, here are some of my favorite pieces of music:
My kids singing and jamming along to the band at our local summer concert;
The Flower Duet from Lakme (in my mind, the most exquisite opera duet ever);
The wind rustling through the leaves of a coconut tree on the tropical beach we plan to go to this December;
CleanBoy saying "You can leave now, mama" on the first day at his new preschool;
The Pea declaring, "I love school! And Mrs. M. is the best teacher ever!";
The sizzle of burgers and onions and mushrooms on the grill when we haven't had anything to eat all afternoon;
My sister's voice over the phone, telling me that her family is moving from Boise (3 hr. plane ride) to Pleasanton (40 minute drive);
Overhearing parents at school rave about the new school logo shirts (which I designed) and the new online storefront (which I created);
A slideshow of photos of my grandmother through the years, set to the music of James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" (I'm going to show it at her 87th birthday party this December);
Alfie checking me out in my new blouse, with a glint in his eye and a smile on his face, saying in his roguish English accent, "You look nice..."
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