Affirmation of Life!

23.05.2013: 188 views._

Most people enjoy music of one sort or another and there’s that old saying,

“Music soothes the savage beast”.

However, it’s my belief that

While music is confirmation of life,
Love or hate it, rock’n’roll is the affirmation of the vitality of life!

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  • GuavaJelly
    GuavaJellyover 4 years ago

    Wicked! Nicely expressed.

  • I’m glad you enjoyed it, GJ, it’s a long-held belief now. Lol, I love guavas, the genuine ones, not feijoas!

    – Jan Clarke

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayabout 4 years ago

    How wonderful!!!!!! Yes!

  • I’m glad you agree, Robin. This old chook wants really loud rock played her funeral when it’s time. Give them all a headache!

    – Jan Clarke

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezabout 4 years ago

    yes……. vitality …… i am a die hard fan

  • Lol, even if Rock makes your blood boil, at least it gets it moving! And that’s generally a good thing, no? I’m glad you agree, too, Isa.

    – Jan Clarke

  • adgray
    adgrayabout 4 years ago

    “If music be the food of love – play on!” – Shakespeare “Twelfth Night”
    No wonder I’m well endowed! lol See it’s all Shakespeare’s fault! He says it’s good to feast well as it shows that fat people love well and love Music too!! Ü
    (Ok it’s late I’m not meaning to insult anyone on the large side like me! Ü ok?)

    Love the guitars though! Gorgeous Ekphrasis of Music and this picture! (or vice versa)
    Chookas! ♥Ü♥

  • Lol, music was a very large part of my early life although I was NOT allowed to listen to pop music or any other sort which was not considered to be classical; the only time I got to hear other music was on the bus for school outings. One of my lifelong wishes was to play the guitar – it’s too late now as I have arthritis in my hands and my fingers are too short to reach around the neck properly. I can only get a very poor cat screech out of it!

    You can always find music to suit either your mood or need. But when it comes to Rock, it stirs the blood, gets you “moving” whether your love it or hate it. I sometimes think they should play gentler forms of Rock in Nursing homes, at a reduced volume, and get the residents moving as much as they can!

    Lol, I’m fine with that – my height is too short for my weight!

    – Jan Clarke

    BLYTHARTabout 3 years ago

    I do hope you will forgive me for pointing out your typo. It is breast and not beast.

    The phrase was coined by William Congreve, in The mourning bride, 1697:

    Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast,
    To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak.
    I’ve read, that things inanimate have mov’d,
    And, as with living Souls, have been inform’d,
    By Magick Numbers and persuasive Sound.
    What then am I? Am I more senseless grown
    Than Trees, or Flint? O force of constant Woe!
    ‘Tis not in Harmony to calm my Griefs.
    Anselmo sleeps, and is at Peace; last Night
    The silent Tomb receiv’d the good Old King;
    He and his Sorrows now are safely lodg’d
    Within its cold, but hospitable Bosom.
    Why am not I at Peace?

  • I don[‘t mind at all, I’m rather glad you set me straight, although I grew up hearing “beast”. I’ve never heard anyone say “breast” – now i can set them straight!. Hmmmm, I don’t know whether to leave it as it is or change it . . . . I’ll have to sleep on it!

    – Jan Clarke

    BLYTHARTabout 3 years ago

    I have heard lots of people (usually on TV) say “beast”, but it is most definitely breast.

    (Courtesy of Wikipedia): Two of Congreve’s turns of phrase from The Mourning Bride (1697) have become famous, albeit frequently in misquotation:

    “Music has charms to soothe a savage breast,” which is the first line of the play, spoken by Almeria in Act I, Scene 1. (The word “breast” is often misquoted as “beast”, and ‘has’ sometimes appears as ‘hath’.)

    “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned,” spoken by Zara in Act III, Scene VIII.1 (This is usually paraphrased as “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”)

    Congreve coined another famous phrase in Love for Love (1695).
    “O fie, miss, you must not kiss and tell.”

    Savage breast obviously refers to someone in a rage. I have yet to hear of a furious lion or tiger being calmed by music :)

    Congreve sounds like a clever fellow :)

    Misquotations abound these days. another classic example is “Money is the root of all evil”. The Bible quote is actually “The love of money is the root of all evil”. While on Biblical matters, my pet hate is to hear someone refer to “the Book of Revelations” … it is actually “Revelation”.

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