What role does music play in your life?
I love music. I play the piano. I don’t have a piano now. I gave my piano to my daughter long ago for her daughters. I now have a portable keyboard that I play around on periodically. I love it. I can make music whenever I want. I can hear my fingers play the beautiful strains of the classical music that I love and learned many years ago.
I also love contemporary music. I turn up my radio in my car when I’m driving alone and rock out to popular tunes of the day. I enjoy listening to Bruno Mars, Maroon Five, Philip Philipps, Taylor Swift, Rhianna, and others in my car as I do my errands, driving around the city to appointments, going where I have to go. I like listening to the words. I like the music. I like the beat.
When I’m home, I listen to classical music. I love Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven, Handel, Mendelsson, Tchaichovsky. I also like Philip Glass. He is my favorite modern composer. He is a minimalist and his music is mesmerizing. I think I listen to his music more than any other. It soothes me and relaxes me. It revitalizes me. I absolutely adore his music. He uses synthesizers and the music is haunting as it repeats the line over and over. I seem to be unable to get enough of the music of Philip Glass.
This is what music means in my life. I love different types of music at different times. I love to play the keyboards. In the car I like popular music. At home, at Christmas I like folk tunes of old English and American Christmas and winter tunes. But at home the rest of the year I like classical, mainly the modern classical minimalist Philip Glass. I have eclectic tastes. But music is a large part of my life. My life would be poorer without music.