Melomania is essentially describing someone who has a mania for melody or music. Melomania certainly has it’s obsessive extremes, however, I think that most people have a certain fondness for music. Music, melodies, tones, sounds, each of these has the ability to touch us and move us to our very core. Music reaches into us, plays upon our very souls, and brings about emotional and cognitive responses that can surprise, elate, terrify and amaze us. It can be quite a heady and dramatic experience, hence melomania. Music has the unique ability to bridge human and spiritual experiences and it’s no small wonder that one can develop melomania to one degree or another.
Melomania is one form of mania that I feel can have a positive side, and though silence may be golden, melodies can invoke uniquely beautiful soul responses all their own.
Namaste ~ Ella
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