Over the weekend, my son commented that you know music is happy when it’s “fast and loud” and that “when you’re miserable it’s low and slow.”  My husband and I immediately chimed in, “oh that’s when you have the blues.”  Our son looked confused.  I fumbled trying to explain with words and promised to show him and his sister instead.  On Monday, I took them to my favorite music store in our city.

I love this store.  It’s quirky and fun, the salespeople always have solid recommendations, they promote local artists, and they don’t look terrified when I walk in with young children.  Yesterday, I spent an hour roaming the aisles there with my kids.  We went to discover the Blues and wound up with so much more.  Five seconds into the store, they grabbed head phones and that was it….

They shared music with each other.  When one of them found a track they liked they’d say, “LISTEN TO THIS!!  COME OVER HERE!!” ….100 times too loud, unknowingly.  They giggled and listened and thumbed through albums.

They jammed.

I drooled.  This place has an amazing Lomography section.

And in the end, we settled on B.B. King.  On our drive home, we popped in the cd, rolled down the windows, and cranked the music loud.  We grooved.  Sometimes there are no words…..just beautifully shared experiences.

Has there been a time in  your life when music conveyed what words could not?  I’d love to hear your story…




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  1. June 5, 2012

    Your mothering inspires me!

    • Laura Yurs #
      June 5, 2012

      Andrea, those are the sweetest words….thank you so much!

  2. joelynnej #
    June 5, 2012

    Look at all that lomo stuff! What a cool store, and your sweet babies are beyond adorbs.

    • Laura Yurs #
      June 5, 2012

      OMG I wish you’d been there with me!! And Tiffani! Do you know what a Lomokino is? I was drooling I tell you….drooling.

  3. June 5, 2012

    I much more often have music that explains how I feel than actual words. Expressing myself in words is not a strong point of mine… not even a little bit. Finding epic music, however, is. 🙂

    • Laura Yurs #
      June 5, 2012

      So good for the soul!

  4. June 5, 2012

    Fabulous place … I would LOVE to go there. Music is a language for me. Sometimes it’s the only thing that helps get access to those deeper places … the places you know are there, but can’t quite get a hold on. For me, it’s a lifestyle … therapy really. There are moments when you hear THAT song for THAT moment and you’re whisked away from the moment. I remember going through an incredibly difficult day and this song, “Shake it Out” by Florence and the Machine played on the radio. I immediately downloaded it and couldn’t stop playing it over and over. It was the first time in my life I ever just spontaneously started dancing my heart out. It felt so good to just let go and “Shake It Out”! 😀

    • Laura Yurs #
      June 5, 2012

      I know exactly what you mean! And I, too, love Florence….best played LOUD!!

  5. June 5, 2012

    BB is KING. Great choice!!

    • Laura Yurs #
      June 5, 2012

      so true!!

  6. Goda Ona #
    June 6, 2012

    Love Luna.
    Your kiddos interacting in that awesome environment melts my heart Laura..
    Further more, you taking them there – priceless!!

  7. June 7, 2012

    so very many times in my life that has been the case. love how you shared it with your youngin’s!

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