Music – something that anyone can enjoy, anyone can understand. Even when you don’t understand. 😀
What I mean is – language. Consider songs, not just plain music. Even when the lyrics belong to a foreign language, you still enjoy the music. Maybe substitute your own, imaginary words, wherever you think you get them? And then, sing along of course! 🙂
I remember the first time I heard songs of another language. Not the TV, and not in English! Those were the days when we still used to listen to cassette tapes (why do I suddenly feel like I am from another generation??) And my father’s pen friend, a German (I think) had sent over the songs from a band, one of her favorites. Of course, I didn’t understand German then… neither do I understand it now.. but that didn’t stop any of us from enjoying the music coming from the tape. So much, that I can still recall a couple of tunes (the cassette being long lost as we moved houses).
Coming to a few years later, my sister started enjoying Spanish version of a few songs. Now, when I could hear the same song in English and understand them, I didn’t used to prefer the Spanish version. But somehow, I thought that the Spanish songs had a charm of their own, which I couldn’t find in their English counterparts. Maybe cuz the singer was a Spanish? Not sure.
Now-a-days I listen to a few Japanese songs, courtesy the animes they come in. I have a small set of Japanese songs in my music plater that I absolutely enjoy listening to. And I am totally open to any other songs from any other language. Even other regional languages that I absolutely don’t understand (I live in India, one of a few countries to host more than 10 languages).. After all, they totally brighten my mood, make me feel better! Who cares about understanding, when it touches my heart! 🙂
As Dumbledore once said – “Ah, music, a magic beyond all we do here!”