There are certain songs that can immediately teleport me away from reality and throw me back into a certain memory or emotion. The first note of the song causes my ears to tune in immediately and by the time the first five seconds have past my foot is tapping and I’m gone. I love those types of songs!
When I stop and think about them they’re from a point in time when the perfect song blended into the perfect moment at the perfect time. Everything has to line up just right for that to happen, tone of the song, lyrics, and the setting. When it’s all synched up it is nothing short of mind blowing.
Isn’t it so awesome that those perfect moments can be recalled with a song?
Today it was while I was working on a project and had Pandora on in the background. As I was typing I heard the initial whistle of the song “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. In a flash my computer and desk were gone and I was sitting on a porch overlooking the ocean, snuggled into a chair with Becky, looking out over the ocean and champagne ponds in Hawaii. My heart rate slowed, I could smell the ocean air, and I could hear the waves crashing in the background. I was relaxed, at peace, and in paradise.
For some reason every single time i hear that song I think of sitting on that porch in Hawaii. I’m not sure if it was on in the background or if I listened to it earlier in the day, but that moment and that song are forever glued together in my brain.
The lyrics fit perfectly, a song about “home is wherever I am with you.” The music just fits that Hawaiian feel. Everything with the song and the memory fit so well.
I had a really great day today, many new opportunities and ideas, much progress made. So many wonderful moments, including a perfectly placed sunrise as I drove to work. Great conversations, teammates having big successes and wins, all wonderful pieces of the day that I am thankful for. Little moments, like hearing this song, really added an awesome depth of joy to the day that I am very thankful for.