Saving the self through music

“Songs, in their highest form, are pieces of the soul, moving through eternity, to heal the heart. Exposing our humanity unfreezes stranger-hood, and creates communion. Spirit moves through music and song, and songwriting is one of the healing arts. The object of art is not to make salable products. It is to save one’s self, and to be a part of saving us all.” 

Mary Gauthier, The Art of Song, Seeking Truth In The Key of Life, (due out in Jan 2018, on Yale University Press)

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