Everyone loves music, right? Well for me my love and appreciation for it hit new levels when I was able to listen to music again after several years of not being able to. You couldn't listen to music? You might be asking. Well the answer is no, I couldn't. Two years ago it was so painful for me to listen to music, and as you can probably imagine it was a pretty dismal situation to be in! Music is probably one of the only things in the world that has the power to bring total strangers together, and for many, music was their first love, to quote the famous John Miles song.
One of the symptoms of M.E - the illness I suffer from - is sensory overload which basically means it can be incredibly painful to be touched, to see lights, or to hear things. There are different levels of extremity but I suffered with it severely, so much so that I had to avoid loud places and yep, you guessed it, I had to avoid music. *Sad crying emoji goes here*
When the severity of my sensory overload started to ease off a bit I was completely ecstatic! If I had the energy to dance I definitely would've done! I could listen to almost a whole entire album again and it felt so so good! My taste in music maybe isn't the most friendly on the ears, but we can't help what we like! I'm really into a lot of alternative stuff, punk, rock, even heavy metal so I might not be able to listen to some of my favourite artists and bands just yet, but I'm not complaining. For now I'm more than happy to listen to the likes of Soko, Laura Marling and Angus & Julia Stone, and I look forward to the day that X ray spex can be blasted down my ears once again.
What would you do if you were unable to listen to music for several years?
What sort of music are you into?