March 14, 2010

Music Memory

I'm sure it has happened to you. Your driving in your car and manage to turn on the radio at the same time that an old song is playing that reminds you of the afternoons you spent with your dad or a sappy song plays while your shopping at Target and suddenly your crying in the bath mat aisle because you remember that boy that broke your heart.

Its kind of wild how a song or an album can bring you back to a place so vividly and quickly--flooding you with memories of those exact moments.

Admittedly I don't have that great of a memory. Truly, I barely remember the ending to most movies or books I've read but music is another story. I find myself bopping along (embarrassingly enough) to songs and smiling thinking of a memory that fits inside the melody.

There is one album that will always remind me of the winter/spring/early summer of last year. Not only has it become one of my most favorite collection of songs but it reminds me of cold mornings spent tucked away in the woods with a sweet little baby.

Camera Obscura--Let's Get Out of This Country

Last year I was lucky enough to take care of a teeny baby for a few months while living in CT. She, and her family, turned out to be one of the best things that happened to me and truly made my last months in Connecticut even better. I came to love that little chicken as if she was my own and got to watch her grow.

I'd play this song over and over, not too loud, and we would dance around the house and slide in our socks from room to room. We would lay on the couch if it was a sleepier morning and read a book. We would look out the big windows and see what birds we could spy. Memories like that, I won't forget, and this music reminds me of that every time it plays.


  1. Hahaha... at first when I read "with a sweet little baby," I thought you meant with James. "Hm... that's an odd way to describe him," I thought, but whatevs.

    Then I realized you meant BABY BABY. And I was so relieved.

  2. I hope you think of me whenever you hear "Faded".