I am transfixed listening to the music of Lord of the Rings. It doesn't make me happy. It makes me rather sad. And I don't know why I like it so much. I don't imagine characters running around in my head when I listen to it.
It just takes to another place. And sometimes when you just want to be somewhere else, just away from what you are familiar with, you find yourself soothing to thoughts of a cool jungle and dark pool rippling in the twilight, gleaming stars creeping over the sky.