Students were asked to write what they felt as well as what they saw. Notice that with feelings there are more similarities than with images. A good question to ask adult ESL students is why emotional responses are more alike than image responses.
I feel a little cold because of the weather. It makes me think many things and feel strange. Marvin
I can associate this with other experiences that I had receiving therapeutic massage. They used to use the same kind of music combined with relaxing sounds. Carlos
It seems so familiar and a little sad to me. The peaceful melody calms me down. Ting
It’s like I’m dreaming, but after a few minutes I feel a little bit sad. Latifa
The common feelings are security, appreciation and peace. This music gives me positive energy. Yuko
I can feel relaxed and nostalgic. I’d like to listen to this music before I go to bed,
I guess I can get rid of my daily stress and sleep very well. Izumi
The music makes my mind clear and relaxed. Mayumi
I feel that his sound is for my heart gently. Setsuko
When I listen to this music I feel peaceful. It is like I just woke up and opened the window of my bedroom. Clara
Feelings of peace, comfort, community, always in a circle. The life circle in song.
Listening makes you a member of the circle. Feelings of peace. Camille