The memories of music
May 3, 2016 § Leave a comment
I’ve been following The Daily Post for some time and more recently their series of daily prompts. I half-heartedly started on something intended to be deep, somewhat cynical yet wholly moving – and promptly gave up after two paragraphs. On browsing through some of the blogs today with their stories and poems about Scars, I’m glad I stopped when I did. I thought I had something important to say, something powerfully unique. It seems we all do. Many of us even share the same scars.
As far as music goes, I suspect many others also share the same love and connection with it as myself. I almost always write to music. I can only meditate with music. It can change my mood instantaneously. And the memories – ah, the memories! Like a passing scent that revives a long distant sensation, music takes me back to places, people, passions.
- A Thousand Years by Christina Perri – a footstep with each beat, down a grassy aisle to my husband-to-be.
- Ritornare by Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi – my go to piece for heartfelt writing.
- Celebration by Kool & The Gang – my housemate and I dancing like 80’s popstars in our kitchen in Tuart Hill.
- King of the Mountain by Midnight Oil – road-tripping up north with my husband.
- My Time by Crystal Waters – dancing in a red dress with a cocktail in hand at the Red Sea.
- Bluebird by Katie Noonan – driving home at 3am in the morning from my lover’s apartment.
- Someone Like You by Van Morrison – the song that I promised myself would be my wedding song (and it was).
- Punk by Ferry Corsten – dancing like a mad raver under UV lights at Rise.
- In Your Atmosphere by John Mayer – driving alone at night, guided by the city lights.