Isn’t it amazing how certain songs can remind you of people or take you back to a part of your life? I’ve been reminded of that twice in the past 24 hours. Chris and I sat down to watch Les Miserables today and I kept thinking of my friend Aileen, who first introduced me to Broadway musicals way back in elementary school. Thanks to her I fell in love with Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Annie, Cats, and pretty much every Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
I was also reminded of the power of music at last night’s Taylor Swift concert. I was already out of college (*sob* I am old) when Taylor Swift released her first single, but her music always makes me think of my teen and college years. She writes the soundtrack for many people’s lives, I think.
Then there are the songs that make me think of Chris and our life together. Avril Lavigne, Ingrid Michaelson, Michael Buble, and so many others. I can be transported to a mood, a time, a place, or a feeling when certain songs come on.
Music fascinates me because it is inherently tied to our emotions. I’m not a musician, but I love music and the soundtrack it provides.
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