Sounds in a Certain Order
Music is dangerously powerful in its ability to make schizophrenia a temporary reality in anyone’s mind. Sad songs only bring down happy people, right? So why are they so much more often the flavor of music. I can only imagine it’s because people are sad and like to have their emotions pushed to the edge of devastation.
For a person, depressed or just lonely or unfulfilled perhaps, to listen to a tragic rendition of a tune that so closely resembles their life situation and therefore sets to mood and music the utter urgent crushing nature of it all seems like self-torture.
So why do we do it?