Comfort.

Gregorian chants and organums are very, very peaceful and strangely comforting, despite the fact that I don’t speak Latin and am not Christian. It’s good meditation music. Or eating music, if one wishes for good digestion.

There’s a piece by Guillaume de Machaut, “Puis qu’en oubli” (“Since I am forgotten”, which is a 14th century secular song) that makes me want to cry. I’ll spare you the old French lyrics.

Music Appreciation is doing its job, I think.