Music is a language that transcends time, space, and differences.
Yesterday, I went to a Piano Guys concert. It was beautiful. I sat there listening to one of the most amazing pianists I’ve heard and the deep and melancholic tones of a cello played by one of the most creative musicians I encountered.
If there is such a thing as heaven meeting earth, I believe music is one of the most common places it happens.
The Piano Guys opened with a cover of an Adele song and then a mash-up of Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” and Coldplay’s Viva La Vida (for those of you who are skeptical of such a combination, go to YouTube and watch it before you make any judgments).
At the end of Viva La Vida, there is a section of “Ohs” which are perfect for crowd sing-along. I sat there with chills from the beauty of the music and the wave of emotion and joy and togetherness of the crowd.
It was as if time and space stopped and we could have gone on singing Viva La Vida for the whole night. The problems of the world and of our individual lives did not matter because in that moment, life was absolutely perfect.
“And in that moment, I swear, we were infinite.”*
I pray for more moments like these. Whether it is in the unity of traditionally opposed groups or the simple joys of being with family and friends, we need moments like these.
We need moments that remind us that humanity is not completely gone. We need moments that remind us that good still exists.
*Quoted from The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky