In the old days people played music and sang at least as much as they listened to it… So different from today, when music mostly is something we get canned, dipping our ears into digital streams
Music as a different reality
Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt
I imagine way back that everybody had a voice and used it, imagine that they sang around the fire, under the moon, on the long walks keeping exhaustion at bay, and in the afternoon watching the sun set. In the dark winter nights by candlelights, and at all the times when we now sit and watch someone else on our screens, or hear their voices from bluetooth earplugs
Today when few of us sing and play music, we have started to realize how magical music is, and how, when we create music together or alone, it can create space, can create relationships and can create thrive…
Music and dance has also been shown to reduce stress, loneliness and anxiety. Help recovery, and build stronger communities.
And the more we are active and involved in creating the music, the better it works.
But the most amazing thing is that creating music does not rely on money, education or growing up in a privileged neighborhood… Everybody can start to create music, start to sing, play and dance, no matter where we are…
Spending the break along the road with a song drawing:
Keywords: music, moments, thrive, wellness, singing, psychology
About Museum of Psychology – Visualizing psychology
We understand reality at least through a combination of metaphors, images, stories and experiences. But also through our dreams, understandings, feelings, music, walk of life, directions, expectations, relations… and even more dimensions.
Much of this have in common that we can somehow sketch up maps and drawings of these places, trails and situations. Here on Museum of Psychology I (Frits Ahlefeldt) am drawing up a slowly growing map of our many landscapes of understanding.