It Is Cold! Piano solo by Joy Gilmore.
Story behind this song:
I installed a brand new AC and heating unit at my house during the summer of 2014.
The person who installed the system did not do a good job. I had a lot of problems with
the ac unit after they came to install it. One of the problems is that every year, when
the temperature outside goes down to 30 degrees, the brand new installed heating
system would not go above 65 degrees. I was and still am very frustrated about this.
This new heating and ac system costed a lot of money. (I can use the same amount
of money to buy nice small car.) Because the temperature has not gone above 65
degrees inside, I have had to wear two sweat shirts, one coat, one feather jacket,
two pairs of cotton pants, two pairs of socks, and two warm hats almost every single
day for about 1 months. I have been so cold this winter. One day, while I was driving,
I thought about writing a song about how cold I have been.
In this song, I used many seconds including Major 2nd and Minor 2nd. The Major and
Minor seconds sound very sharp, like the cold that is cutting through your skin. It is
very uncomfortable, and that is the idea behind this song.
In Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
In life, I have learned that I can choose to stay frustrated and felling mad at this whole thing at all time. Or, I can just turn my focus away from my problems and produced something good. Like write a song. Or doing other things that helps us not to get frustrated. We all have choice in life. What is your choice when the conflicts happened?