Do you ever feel like you don’t have much time in the day to relax? Do you feel like a day is going by way too quickly?
In fact, finding time to slow down actually makes life seem a bit easier. They give you some kind of escapism. There are days you can just relax. It can be reading a book, coloring, listening to music, or being out in nature. When you find time to relax, the stress of life slowly goes away. It allow you to forget the troubles of the world. You end up living in a world if you find a way that can calm you down at times of intense stress.
All summer, I have been attempting to read Don Quixote. That book is quite a challenge. I even am trying to finish it. When I am reading that book, I feel like I am living in Don Quixote’s world. You feel like you are truly living the stories of the knight errant along with his squire. Don Quixote’s actions may seem foolish and crazy, but those are aspects of the characters that make him memorable. Sancho is such a loyal squire even though he does not understand his master’s madness and does not enjoy being a squire.
When I am listening to music, I am able to slow down. I don’t always listen to the same type of music. Sometimes I just need to listen to Christian music and feel connected to God. By listening to the Lord through music, He tells you that he will never give up on you. It slows you down because you forget about the brokenness of society. You end up living in the music due to how powerful it is.
In the world of musicals, you listen to the songs and you feel the character’s emotions. If the emotions you feel are the character’s, then what are your own? Your own joy, excitement, and love for the plot and characters get kind of added to the emotional nature of the different songs. That is why those three emotions are the strongest. If you think of the songs that way, then you can find pleasure feeling difficult emotions such as heartbreak.
All of the musical characters have varied lives, emotions, and fates. They have been either comic, dramatic, romantic, tragic, and tragicomic. They have been either simple or complex. The strong musicals are the ones that tend to have the most complex plot and usually are dealing with both positive and negative emotions. They are the ones where you continue to discover new things. The meaningful characters are the ones that continue to live in me. They live no matter what their fate is even if it happens to be death. When you live in the lives of the characters, it feels like an escape.