This song, so beautiful that it has touched millions and so magical that it can shake your core on a special night, even after knowing it and loving it for many years.
On Friday I was lucky enough to go to the Depeche Mode concert here in Bogotá. It was a really unexpected thing, I really wasn’t sure I would be able to make it, the day had been really stressful and hard on me and I was feeling desperate and hopeless about so many things, important things, about the future in general and about my life and my family. I hadn’t slept much, I had gone through really strong feelings of despair, and life gave me, through the concert, a very beautiful moment to get out of my mind, even if I didn’t manage to do it most of the time.
But there was a moment, a moment my heart had predicted from the second “Enjoy the Silence” sounded on the radio on my way to the concert. My heart knew hearing the song performed live would be very special, I just knew it was going to touch my core.
And the moment came and hit me, deep inside. As my skin and body shivered, I just felt it, so much, my eyes began to feel watery and I knew my heart was allowing itself to unburden some of the strong emotions I had felt throughout the day, some of them had already tried to come out even before the concert had begun, in life there are tests so difficult that sometimes you just don’t know how you’ll be able to pass them, you can only wait and hope.
There’s something really special about dedicating a song to silence, maybe it allows us to go back to our true origin, to the moment before it all, the moment before that big explosion of sound that gave birth to everything, maybe silence is a reminder of our deepest self, a reminder of who we are underneath our senses and all our experiences, maybe silence is a gentle way of remembering us that deep inside all of our music we are silence as well.
Maybe tonight we should enjoy some silence after enjoying “Enjoy the Silence”.
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About the Curator - Henry Gonzalez
Musician from Colombia, constantly inspired and moved by music and trying to express it in the best way posible, trying to find common souls who get as transformed by music and sound as he does.
Music can be a spiritual experience, you just have to find the right one.