Monday, July 30, 2007

Music


Nate has always teased me about my love and knowledge of music. Let me explain.....I have always LOVED music. I guess I feel like it touches me in so many ways, depending on the music. I LOVE to listen to the radio and love all types of music! Well, when Nate and I were first dating and we would be driving somewhere and a song came on, I would tell him what grade I was in when the song came out ,what was going on in my life, and who was in my life at that time. So now he teases me and will often ask me "what grade?" when a song comes on. Songs evoke memories and feelings I had at that time when the song was popular. I will hear a song and immediately know how old I was when it came out and I can immediately feel the exact way I did at that time in my life, and the people that were in my life at that time. Weird, I know. But I love it! It helps me remember experiences and the way I was feeling about those experiences. I am grateful for my love of music and how it speaks to me, even if Nate thinks I am crazy :)! Does anyone else have this same experience with music? Or am I just a freak!

6 comments:

Jessi said...

Music is powerful!!! The other day on the way to church I played my favorite version of Canon in D for my girls. After listening intently to the song Lydia quietly whispered, "That song makes me want to cry."

(And no, you're NOT a freak. Whenever I hear the song from the "Wonder Years" I feel 13 again).

Kjirsten said...

I'm like that too. Whenever I hear "Diamond Girl" (Franki Valli?)I can remember exactly what my bedroom looked like when it played on my radio when I was 12 years old...10 whole years ago. PS you can't believe everything Dane says.

Abbi said...

Michelle, that is so cool that music helps you have such a great memory! Wish I had that talent! And I can totally picture Nate saying, "What grade?"--so funny.

Audra said...

I am not like that at all! I don't know who sings what and how old songs are. Like Abbi said, you have a special talent! I wish I had it too.

Jana said...

I can relate to you on this one. I love music and remember who sings what and all that. And Gary thinks I'm crazy too. It is nice to know there are others out there. :)

John & Drew said...

I can't wait to see that movie too. I posted my 4 things by the way.
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