Life should be about pleasure and finding enjoyment in things that you do. Excitement begins in the brain just like any other emotion. You will probably exhibit an increased heart rate and faster breathing when you are excited. Sentiment and emotion are often used interchangeably, but they are quite different, as sentiment is a mental attitude produced by feelings. A sentiment is a thought that has been influenced by emotion, so it is a subjective experience of our emotions. A sentiment often refers to an emotional expression of love, sympathy, kindness or another strong positive feeling. It is much easier to say what spirit isn’t, than to say what it is. Every person has human spirit an intangible component that gives us a consciousness. This term can be synonymous with the human soul, and it includes our intellect, emotions, fears, passions, and creativity. Your spirit can drive you to do things that you don’t even know you are capable of doing.
Last week we had Primary Emotions where the theme was to find songs that mention Disgust, Embarrassment, Guilt, Regret, or Remorse suggested by Melanie aka Sparky. This week the theme is songs that mention Excitement, Pleasure, Sentiment, or Spirit and again it was suggested by Melanie aka Sparky. Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, and even better, read as many of them as you are able to as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two. Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post. Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about. Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music. Try to find a song that fits the theme, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.
Think of these as being suggestions instead of being rules:
• Try to use the prompt words or at least conform to a general theme, as you see it. If the song you select does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• It would be good if you could post the lyrics to the song of your choice, as this is helpful for the people that want to follow along with the music.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due. It would also be a good idea to give credit to the singer and the band associated with your song.
• Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be, but please try not to include too many videos as that just makes it take longer to look at all of the other posts.
• Link to the YouTube video, or you can pull it into your post, so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.
This week I will be writing about The Who song ‘See Me, Feel Me’, and next week, I will be writing about the song ‘Shock The Monkey’ by Peter Gabriel. The upcoming prompts will be:
June 19, 2022 – Amaze, Astonish, Curious, Shock, Surprise, Wonder suggested by Melanie aka Sparky
June 26, 2022 – Hidden Gems: great songs that missed the top of the charts suggested by Amy aka E.M.
July 3, 2022 – One Hit Wonders where an artist or a group had a song that reached the top without any follow-up success suggested by Amy aka E.M.
July 10, 2022 – Songs that were turned down by recording artists that went on to become big hits