Music: Bridging the Gap

Is there any better connection between generations than music?

My daughter, Charlie, and I were on the phone tonight sharing songs that we thought the other might like. When she called, I was listening to my Keane station on Pandora. On this station, Pandora plays similar music to Keane, like Coldplay, Louis Capaldi, and U2. I told her they play a lot of Imagine Dragons which I really like. She stated she likes them too.

Then she shared with me five YouTube videos of songs she enjoys and thought I might like. One was Show and Tell by Al Wilson. (Of course, I already had that on my phone.) The Killers, Ed Sheeran, Lindsey Buckingham, and Marshmello were the other musicians she wanted me to listen to. She also mentioned how she likes John Denver, whom I love, and Glen Campbell. Then I threw in that I like Carolina Liars.

I’m really glad my children like the music I grew up with in the 60s and 70s. Of course, some really great music came out of the 80s too. But it’s extra special when they enjoy the music from the 50s and 60s that my parents listened to. I’m really grateful to my dad for sharing his love of music with me. It definitely had a trickle effect down to my children.

Sharing music with Charlie tonight was fun. It’s definitely common ground between her at 27, and me at 61. Music finds its place in the soul and is simply ageless.

Maybe when generations can’t seem to make sense of each other, music should be used as an intervention to connect hearts.

Bridging the gap between generations. There is something about music that makes life just a little more magical. ♥️


6 thoughts on “Music: Bridging the Gap

  1. My 21 year old son loves to sing Frank Sinatra songs. Last Friday, he sang old time songs at the nursing home. The ladies love listening to him.
    I think music can also be a bridge to other people across the world. Many from other countries can connect thru their love of the same music

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    1. That is awesome of your son to do that! I loved working with those in long term care. Music would brighten their day. And yes, I believe you’re right in that music connects all people. Thank you for your comment. 🙂


  2. I don’t have children of my own, but I have a niece and nephew (twins) who I love with all my heart approaching their teens next. I hope with all my heart that across the distances, we can have a relationship like this and enjoy similar interests in our own unique way. Music is the most amazing connection to share with one another!

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    1. Ahhhhh…..the teen years. That’s an exciting yet anxious time in life. Music is very important to teens. I raised six of them. 😳 I’m sure that you will bridge any gap since your base is founded on love. Music will just fill in any little gaps. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

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