Music is something that has made me laugh when I'm depressed, and that has made me cry when it's all been ok. Music intensifies situations, and makes the awful moments even worse. It lightens situations, and makes the best moments ten times better.
I can't really do music justice by my words. So I'll give you some quotes I found about music.
“Music is what feelings sound like.” ~Author unknown
“Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.” ~Author unknown
“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.” ~Sergei Rachmaninov
“Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.” ~Plato
“Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.”
(I haven't thought about this long enough to decide if I think it is completely true, but I thought it was very interesting nonetheless) ~Walter Savage Landor
“The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” (I don't have to think about this long at all to decide whether I think it's true) ~Johann Sebastian Bach
“Music is the art which is most night to tears and memory.” ~Oscar Wilde
“Where words fail, music speaks.” ~Hans Christian Anderson
"The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen." ~August Rush : )