bagpipesBagpipe music is very interesting. Either you like it or you don’t, there is no middle ground. Some people find it too high pitched and annoying. For me, is an instrument that can elicit a myriad of emotions. From the deepest sadness  to the excitement of being ready for battle.

I can sit and listen to it for hours imagining the adventures, hardships and victories of the warriors of old as they roamed the plains with their rudimentary weapons longing to make their mark in the world with a heart full of passion and courage.

I don’t really know why, but for me, bagpipe music evokes values like honor, duty and courage that we admire and idealize in the form of epic adventures full of brave warriors, chevaliers and beautiful damsels.

Yes, I know is a bit childish but I really believe that if those values were an integral part of our lives, the world would be a much better and nicer place.

So, if this music transports me if only for a little while, to a world were men always tell the truth and consider their honor more valuable than money I see no harm in visiting it from time to time.