Not long ago, I shared some of my favorite songs. Today, I read a post, Bygones, by fellow blogger John, on Blithe and Untroubled Life that got me thinking of the powerful influence music has on our memories. When I listen to a song or hear an oldie played on the radio, I am transported back to a particular time in my life when… X happened; sometimes good and sometimes not so great times. Regardless of the emotions I recall, the songs stay with me and I can cherish them again.
Alicia Keys – Fallin’
Mary J. Blige – Family Affair
Justin Timberlake – Cry Me A River
The songs above and below bring back memories of the millennium decade and the challenges I faced. What I find remarkable now is that when I look back to that period, I see the growth and the joy I got from the songs. So we always, in hindsight, realize that our struggles were not entirely insurmountable… We conquered them … with great music to help us along the way. What about you? More below. 😉
“A place in thy memory, dearest, Is all that I claim; To pause and look back when thou hearest The sound of my name.” Gerald Griffin
Erykah Badu – Certainly (flipped it) – 2 versions which do you like?
Christina Aguilera – Beautiful
David Pomeranz – Got to believe in Magic
No matter what we are going through in life, we can always find solace in the beautiful, lyrical world of music… The best thing about it is that whatever suits you musically, be it contemporary, classical or crazy, you can find the right genre for you and get your groove on. I never tire of listening to music and while I have favorites, I always open my door and heart to new sounds. Thank God for music. What are your thoughts? What memories attached to songs come to your mind? Do you have any stories to go with your songs? Do share! Thank you. 🙂
Positive Motivation Tip: Music creates and brings back memories of days gone by and special moments to come… enjoy it.
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos Allegory of Music, via Wikipedia… Chrysanthemum via my HP collection