If you are familiar with Country Music, you probably might have listened to Doug Stone with his song, “I never knew the power of a song ’till I heard the music playing the day my mama passed on…”. Music is not just an art and certainly not just a leisure activity. Music is so many life aspects put together. There isn’t a single human activity devoid of music and it is for this reason it is the most popular piece of art ever created. Music however is best used to express emotions…whatever emotions.
Ben, having lost his father threw him into misery and worked him up. “It bothered me and I missed him so much-I miss him every day. But listening to ‘Headlights’ by Eminem, it not only reminds me of my dad but also reminds me that I am not the only one going through this; there are other people somewhere going through exactly what I am going through or even worse and this makes me feel better and accept the situation as it is,” says Ben. Like the rest of the children under the survey, he says that music helps them to express his feelings and they feel better afterwards.
People have different ways of coping and getting over grief, music is one of them. If you however are blessed with helping someone, start such a project and help those that need it, we all do…someday.