How I Am Music And Music Is The World

How I Am Music And Music Is The World

The music of the world around me inspired me and ruined me
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I decided to do something different this week. This story was originally written for my high school's Creative Writing Club but I decided I wanted to share it again. This is single-handedly one of my favorite things I have written and I hope everyone loves it as much as I do.

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I am not a melodic person. My words and actions are not sweet and soft. I live my life in sporadic rhythmic patterns that shift and change as the sun sets and rises every day. My thoughts are at a forte while my words are nothing more than a mezzo piano.

The world around me is made up of music. There is the chatter of people, which when quiet and calm sound nothing more than a smooth jazz, but sometimes when the chaos begins to start it turns into a heavy metal garage band during the beginning of their career when their hearts are elated and they can conquer the world.

The music of the world around me inspired me and ruined me. It was familiar and soothing to enjoy. That was until I heard it. The faint kick of a drum. At first, it was subtle and was disregarded as a new beat in the world but sometimes it became deafening. It would create a bubble of noise surrounding me and slowly pick up speed until I would be drowning by a concept that I love. See, the bass drum is my mind, my heart and all the blood running through my veins. It is me. I am the out of step, out of time, out of place beat that the world is aware of, but not affected by.

The drum had always there and at first, I feared it. How can something so untuned and declared fit into the harmonies of the world? How could I, someone so unnoticed and barely there, fit into a sound much greater than I believed I ever was? I was scared and so my love of music stopped and when it stopped the world went silent. I no longer found peace in the hum of the cars, the pouring rain, or even my own heartbeat. For the first time in my life I was in sync with the world. But tell me, what is a song without a beat? Even if the words are wrong and that drum is far too loud, what would it be without it?

Months went by, absent of even the softest melody, before the music returned to me. We were sitting there, a friend and I, staring at a blank T.V. There were no words being spoken between us but I could feel her mind racing a mile a minute while mine sat dormant. She then opened her mind for me to see and began to talk about the things she loves and I watched as an entire orchestra fell from her mouth, filling up the empty space and surround us. It was at this moment I heard the birds outside start singing like flutes, the car horns became trumpets and that is when I learned that the universe is was never singing together. I began to understand at this moment why my music had faded. I had the lost the part of my heart that cared for what I create and what I am.

I learned that every individual person is their own style and their own tune because it is the deepest part of our existence that creates the music hiding inside of us. I learned that you should never fear what you are or who you are, and I, I was no longer afraid.

I am not a melodic person. My words and actions are not sweet and soft. I live my life in sporadic rhythmic patterns that shift and change as the sun sets and rises everyday. My thoughts are at a forte while my words are screaming louder than ever.

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11 Things You Understand If You Hate Physical Contact

Please keep your hands and feet away from me at all times.
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We currently live in a world where EVERYONE LIKES TO TOUCH EACH OTHER. People enjoy hugs, high fives, tapping others on the shoulder, pokes, ect. For someone like you and me (I'm assuming you too since you clicked on this article), this is the WORST thing in the world. Whenever I think of someone touching me (even just a poke) without my permission my reaction is like Sofia Vergara in Modern Family.

I mean, when I take that love languages quiz, physical touch is always on the bottom of my preferences. So I thought to my self, you know I can't be the only person in the world that hates physical touching. So here are 11 things every person who hates physical touch will understand:


1. When people tickle you

I don't care that it's just for fun and jokes; I'm not laughing because I want to, you are literally forcing me to laugh. I hate you, get your greasy hands off of me before I make you get them off of me.


2. When people think they need to tap your shoulder to get your attention

As if simply saying "Hey" followed by my name wasn't enough. I don't need your grubby little fingers touching me. Now I'm annoyed with you before this conversation even started, what do you want?


3. When someone you barely know reaches in for a hug

I don't know who the heck you're thinking you're about to hug because it sure isn't going to be me. Hugs are reserved for people I know well and like, not you. Okay release me now, I am not enjoying this. LET ME GO.


4. When people tell you that you aren't an affectionate person

Are you aware there are ways to show my affection without constantly being all over you like a koala bear? Yes, I'm affectionate, hop off.


5. When someone is in your personal space

We could be best friends, we could be complete strangers. We could be lovers, I could hate your guts. We could be in private, we could be in public. I don't care what the situation is, if you're in my personal space uninvited GET OUT. There is no reason to be so close to me unwarranted.


6. You don't know how to comfort people

When you see an upset loved one, most people think they you should comfort then by pulling them into a long lasting hug. But, that's the kind of things that your nightmares are literally made out of. So, you stand there confused how you should comfort your friend/relative while also not sacrificing your touch moral code.


7. When people say you "look like you could use a hug"

Um no. I never could use one, get off of me. I will let you know when I want one.


8. When you're hugging someone wondering how soon you can release

Please end my suffering.


9. When you arrive at a social gathering and people rush to greet you with hugs

Let's not.

10. When you try to leave a social gathering by just waving to get out of goodbye hugs

Please no one make me hug you.


11. That one person who is allowed to hug you/touch you

This person, typically a significant other or best friend, gets to break all the "no touch" rules and we gladly accept their hugs and cuddles and public displays of affection. But only them, no one can copy them.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

"Get connected for free, with education connection"

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.

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Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.

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Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.

3.Bunnicula

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You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

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You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

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The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

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You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

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The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

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The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution

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This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi

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Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters

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You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

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Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.

14.Go-Gurt

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Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets

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Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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