I love music. Any time I am in the car I will be belting out a number of my favourite tunes, badly! I am in my own little world, my happy place.
Music is important to me because this is the one resource that has the power to change my state immediately. Many a time I have been having a conversation with my children or friends and if a song comes on (especially if it’s the 70s, 80s, Motown, or something that gets these old hips moving) I am like a meerkat. I sit up straighter, my head tilts to where the music is coming from, a smile spreads across my face and I declare to all “I love this song,” and proceed to wiggle in my seat!
Music has the power to transport you to a specific moment from the past and all those sensations and emotions come flooding back. It uplifts and empowers you to get your lazy arse off the sofa. It connects you to complete strangers and it makes any occasion more memorable and meaningful.
I can map out my whole life through music. Every special or significant event has a song attached to it as do the people I have loved, befriended, lost or let go.
The first song my Mum heard after my twin brother and I were born was ‘Oh, come all yea faithful’
I got married to Brave Heart soundtrack (16 years later I was shouting “You can’t take away my Freedom!” 😜
My daughter was born to “Beyond the Sea” and we danced to it on her birthday every year until she left home
When my twin sons were born to the Bodyguard soundtrack and they entered the world to “Run to You”
The first song I remember is “Bye, Bye, Baby” by the Bay City Rollers. I was on my tummy watching Top of the Pops with my sisters
The first record I ever bought was by Frankie Laine
My Mum and I loved musicals and used to watch them together (Gene Kelly and Doris Day were big hits with us) These films bring back such special memories of a place when all was peaceful in the household and my Mum seemed happy.
Looking back I think music was my first love and we have been going strong for 52 years! I look forward to many more amazing years together.
Let me know in the comments section how music uplifts you
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