The Power of Songs

My husband and I just began watching an excellent Martin Scorsese documentary film about Bob Dylan, No Direction Home. Dylan told a fascinating story.

When he was ten, he first heard a song called Drifting Too Far from the Shore. “The sound of the record made me feel like I was somebody else,” Dylan said. “That I was maybe not even born to the same parents or something.”

Hearing this made me think of the power of hearing music in childhood. How it can totally change children’s perceptions of everything and open up whole new worlds to them.

I welcome stories about how music changed your life, even in little ways.

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