Thursday, November 3, 2016

Snapshot #4 By: Jussett Flores

What Music Means To Me
Music to me means that I can express who I am and that I can escape from reality for a brief moment. I can show people that I’m not just a person in this world, but that I am a unique person with a purpose. It is also a way for me to show some emotion when I need to. The genre that I listen to is alternative music, country, pop music, Christian, Indie. I can not choose which genre mean the most to me because each of these genres have amazing, talented singers that their music speaks to me in different ways and in different situations. Each song that they sing has a different meaning to me.
Britt Nicole is a Christian singer. Britt Nicole songs are like one whose voice was venomed melody every time I listen to her. So this past month which was October to be particular it was October 4th, I was sitting in my English class working as always and after class was over I was heading to my next class. I get on social media as usual and little did I know I lost a friend to cancer. I was listening to this song called “The Sun Is Rising” after the moment I found out, since I know that this song will make me feel better even though I was devastated and crying.
This song actually reminded of another friend that I lost back on February 5th, 2013. I was just a junior in high school and I was just getting ready to go to school and I get on facebook and I found out that she passed away in a house fire with her boyfriend and a classmate of hers. She was my sister and I’s friend and she graduated with my sister in 2012. I could not make it through my first period class without crying because of this tragedy that happened. All day I was emotional and every teacher knew about the tragedy, so they made that day an easy day for every student that it affected. That same day at night it was freezing cold and snowing really hard and there was going to be a candle lighting that night of course my sister and I went to it.
Few days later my heart was breaking and I could not stop crying and my sister told me to listen to this song “The Sun Is Rising”. The lyrics “When life has cut too deep and left you hurting, The future you had hoped for is now burning, And the dreams you held so tight lost their meaning, And you don't know if you'll ever find the healing” spoke to me because I felt lost and I didn’t know what to do because I have lost a friend. Every single word to this song made me stronger. This specific part of the song “Whatever you're facing, If your heart is breaking, There's a promise for the ones who just hold on, Lift up your eyes and see, The sun is rising” this made me cry so hard, but I knew right there and then that I was going to make it through this rough time. This artist and song are important to me because whenever there is a tragedy in my life this song will lift me up and make me feel better and that my life is not over, but that it is getting stronger and that God is always with me.

Britt Nicole is one of my favorite Christian singer. Her most famous song is "The Lost Get Found" Every mission trip I went on I would ask them to play her songs. She is an amazing singer and a follower of God. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. I, too, lost my aunt to cancer, and it's never easy. I felt your first paragraph was the my favorite. I relate to your view of music , as I too, don't have a specific genre that I consider my favorite. I believe every genre has talented, inspiring people who contribute beautiful music to everyone. I also enjoy your picture of Britt Nicole. I find it kind of a coincidence how she is a christian singer, and that picture makes her look very angelic.


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