I think, even if the lyrics of “Healing Begins” weren’t relevant to my life right now, I would still have the song on repeat. If only for the sake of listening to the strings.
My favorite song to listen to (for the strings) is “Bring It On” by Steven Curtis Chapman; besides being an amazing song in its own right, the string arrangements are fabulous.
I’m kind of obsessed with string instruments. Being that between my brother and I, we play three of them (violin, cello, string bass, and technically four if you count the piano).
I got to play my violin for the first time yesterday in nearly a year and it was amazing. I didn’t do much actual playing, just sort of played around, but it was still good to put bow to string and make sound.
I haven’t played violin regularly since I quit the school orchestra after my junior year of high school, and I miss it. I hated playing every day, so I wouldn’t change my decision, but there’s a small part of me that wishes I’d kept with it. But I’m one of those people who greatly dislikes doing something if I have no passion for it. Plus, I took a murderous load of AP classes senior year.
Plus, it was either orchestra or AP European history. And as much as I love the violin, I think I love history more. Actually, I know I love history more.
Oh, and can we just take a moment to reflect on the skill it requires to play the violin and sing at the same time? Please? Because Ashley Clark from Sons of Sylvia can do that, and I was impressed. (They opened the Carrie Underwood concert Steph, Kelsey, and I went to a couple weeks ago.)
And that’s really all I have to say about that.