The Song

Music is a powerful and emotionally stirring medium as certain songs and music evoke a myriad of emotions generally based on past life experiences. For me the song “Over the Rainbow” performed by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole allows oneself to surrender the mind to a calming sense of total serenity created by happy lyrics combined with peaceful and joyful sounds of the ukulele. The same can be said of Ray Charles’ rendition of “What a Wonderful World.”

There are songs that make you want to kick off your shoes and dance,