Music Brings Joy

Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies. – Edward Bulwer Lytton

Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. – Confucius

Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering. – Haruki Murakami

Music can heal the wounds which medicine cannot touch. – Debasish Mridha

The Storm

The Great Wave off Kanagawa -- Hokusai

The Great Wave off Kanagawa — Hokusai

And once the storm is over
You won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive.
You won’t even be sure, in fact, that the storm is over.
But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm,
You won’t be the same person who walked in.
That’s what this storm is all about.

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (translated by Philip Gabriel)