These days, I find myself longing, with increasing ease, for happier times. I’ve been purposely revisiting songs from ages ago that are connected to some of my fondest experiences. Songs connected to trysts, to holidays, to victories…
And it just occurred to me this could potentially make a very intriguing, maybe a very moving thread?
Personally, I think I’d really enjoy listening to any songs you all can think of… the ones that take you back; the ones through which, without fail, you’re able to relive your better experiences.
And, if you’re so inclined, I’d really enjoy reading about whatever memories these songs have the power to conjure up for you.
My mom (who has since passed) used to do this with me. She’d get out her collection of cassettes. She’d play something by Pearl Jam or Aerosmith. And in between singing along with it, she’d give these little anecdotes about where she was and what she was going through when she first heard it. Sometimes she’d cry. And I swear you could literally see her re-experiencing something in real time. Like she’d totally trance out for a second. And the song, which may or may not have been amazing on its own, would take on a whole new life and meaning through the story she attached to it. And I really feel like whenever she would do this, it would deepen our connection. So much so, that I’ll listen to certain songs and feel her in the room with me. Even to this day.
Just an idea