Okay, I have to admit it. There is a certain song I like to listen to everyday on my walk to work. Yes, I get to walk to work. Not that it is my own personal theme music or anything like that, but it is a song that feels right for when I am getting ready to flip the switch from leisure to work. But then, I started thinking even more, and realized, I like to listen to a certain song on the way home too. In fact, there are songs that actually pop up on the radio and remind me of certain things. That is when it clicked, that my life has a soundtrack.
The overwhelming majority of things that have happened over the course of my life can be associated with a certain song. Sure, the song may not have actually been playing at the exact time the event occurred, but that really does not matter. What matters is that the lyrics and music match the mood or the emotions that were experienced at that time. Everything from high school graduation to several songs from my wedding to my kids being born, all have their own songs. When the songs pop up on my play list, I can recall those events with a great deal of clarity. Granted some are painful memories of loss or tragedy, but many are happy memories that can bring a smile to my face. The beauty of music and the thrills of life mean that a soundtrack that accompanies it can change, new songs can come in and old songs can fade.
Many folks may not give it a second thought, but I am willing to bet I am not alone on this one. Hey, you many not have a theme song either, but maybe a few songs or more remind of something. Maybe when times were simpler, maybe when things were tough, maybe even a song about mom and dad. Chances are your life has a soundtrack as well, even though you may not even realize it.
In case you are wondering:
Walk to work: Jack’s Lament, Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack
Walk Home: Cliffs of Dover, Eric Johnson