Saturday, August 16, 2008
Memories and melodies
A couple nights ago my DH was flipping through the channels when I happened to catch a flash of a face I'd grown up with. It wasn't someone I know personally but in some ways I feel like I do. You see he's my mom's all time favorite singer and every time I hear one of his older songs I'm automatically transported back to my childhood. I quickly as my husband to go back down. I see the "shit" look on his face. I think he thought he got away with it but he didn't. After surfing down a few channels, there he is, a much, much younger Bob Dylan.
LOVE this man's older music. Every time I hear Mr. Tambourine man its a Saturday morning when my single mom is off from work. We're blasting the music through our little apartment while cleaning. Blowin' in the Wind we're taking one of our mountain drives exploring Durango Colorado, or Hurricane I'm thinking of injustices and talking about the story of a boxer with my mom.
Music is so special that way. I love the way the beat of a song, the flow of lyrics can spark a memory from your past. I can't listen to Bob Dylan without memories of hanging with my mom, of when she a little lighter, of when she liked to have more fun.
Is there any music that sparks memories for you? Transports you through time? Another one for me is All My Life by KC and JoJo. My husband proposed to me while we listened to that song so it will also forever be engraved into my mind.