Pachebel’s Canon and Life Soundtracks


Why is music so powerful? Some are especially sensitive to it. I am one of those people who can hum along with songs that many don’t notice. The elevator music, doctor’s waiting rooms, restaurants, dressing areas. It is there, the background soundtrack to my life. Expression is clearer, more defined when music guides it. My daughter and her friend were playing music the other day, messing around, when her guest started playing Canon. I begged him to replay it several times. My eyes sprung a leak, probably startling the poor kid. You see, the song he chose was the music I walked down the aisle with toward my groom. My husband has been away from home too much this year, and as I laid there with my eyes closed, the music carried me back. A melody, notes assigned value and force, transported me through time. I miss the man, the music brought him to me. Single notes start out, powerful orchestrations of life follow.


About christasterken

Committed to a life of purpose. Learning to live abundantly. Embracing creativity. Questioning. Delighting in the comforts of home and family. Determining not to settle only for how things are, but how they could be. Writing is part of who I am, so I trust In God who gave the gift to show me how I can serve Him through it. That is my life…one word at a time. Psalm 89:11a“Teach me your way , O Lord, and I will walk in your truth”

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