Music is so central to many of our lives. Isn’t it the case that certain songs instantly bring back poignant memories, some joyous, some humorous, some melancholy? Sometimes, belting out a tune can be remarkably cathartic, a way to cope with anxiety or to celebrate life’s sweet moments. Even Plato had something to say about it: “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” And 13-year-old Gianna Paratore has reached much the same conclusion.
Gianna Paratore is in the seventh grade at the Gordon School in East Providence. She lives with her family in Warren.