Archeologists have found bone specimens of the modern human dating back to about 200,000 years. It is believed that we, the human race, dispersed from its original cradle in East Africa. DNA, the building block of life, can trace small changes in our genetics that allow scientists to estimate how and where the human population inundated Earth.
As society grew larger and more organized, culture began to influence the everyday lives of communities. Think about who is in your personal community…it could be just your family and neighbors, or it could be the people who live in your apartment complex. Your community could be a larger excerpt of society that could include your church family, co-workers, military platoon, or classmates.
What do you have in common with the people you consider in your personal community? Is it an appreciation for culture? Is it an activity like playing on a softball team? Is it the fellowship of talking and sharing ideas?
My point is that in 200,000 years, the nature of humankind has changed little.
Science continues to define and determine life. We each have our own expectations of theism or non-theism that are influenced by the community in which we live. People still have babies, and people still loose loved ones.
Music is the connection. Not the music that society says is popular or correct. I’m talking about the music that you, the listener long to hear. Sometimes our tastes coincide with society; sometimes we want to hear something different.
Sound is the transfer of energy through waves that have pitch or frequency. It is as real as the electricity that powers the lights or the energy that can destroy life in a fusion bomb.
What kind of energy brings your community together?
Does music allow you to include people from outside your personal community?
Music is the 200,000-year-old remedy that lives within us all, every race, nation, and religion. Use it to harmonize.
Calling all students songwriters, musicians and singers! We are looking for submissions to be showcased in our Cleveland County Artists feature: