Music has always been a big part of my life and Blake's, too. It's one of many things that brought us together - our love of certain bands and an almost identical CD collection. It's taken a back seat to a few very important concerns....3 to be exact....meaning, Carter, Jack and Lainey. But, we do sneak away for a concert here and there or even a weekend festival in Aspen should time allow. Regardless of how much we're seeing live and in front of us, music triggers all sorts of memories for me and I'm instantly taken back to a time connected with whichever song I'm listening to.
"Come On Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners....19 years old, 2nd year at LSU, with Millie at the ever famous and now closed down Greek bar, Murphy's, next to campus....dollar calls...the entire place dancing...soaking wet wood planks on the floors from spilled drinks...I can almost smell the heinous Jim Beam right now.
"Crush" by Dave Matthews....25 years old, driving with Blake and Millie to just about anywhere, but Hula Hut is what I think of......after recently moving to Austin....crazy in love with this guy named Blake whom I've known since we were 11 years old....and have re-met and can't think of spending a minute away from...where will this go?
"100 Years" by Five For Fighting.....32 years old, strapped to a surgery table prepped for a cesarean section and waiting anxiously to meet our new baby.....starting to feel a bit nauseous from the drugs....and this song comes on. Blake and I are in tears because we had already spoken several times about how much we loved it and felt it reminded us of Jack.....and now here it is playing in the delivery room.
***What are significant memory-triggering songs for you?