I've been avoiding anything too personal this whole month. I wrote so many things and didn't post them cause they hit a nerve- so I erased them and instead posted something I felt more comfortable with. But for this day- and such a simple task- "Your Favorite Song" I'm going there...
Because music is such a pivotal part of my life, I think I'm affected by the things I hear and the memories they evoke in a way not many others are. One song brings back so many memories, that even to think about it makes me cry. When I hear "It's a Wonderful World" when anyone sings it...flood gates: OPEN FOR BUSINESS.
I know my family knows where it comes from- the same place "Daisy, Daisy" and "Oh Patashay" comes from. My Grandma used to sing it to me all the time. I hear her voice sing it whenever it comes on... it doesn't matter who it is on the radio- I hear my Grandma. There are so many memories! It's such a trigger to hear it- and I love it, but in some cases, I've had to change the station, or skip the song on the CD, because the inevitable is sure to happen. It's been almost 8 years that my Grandma has been gone, and it seems like just yesterday she was sitting at the counter at my parents house with a huge smile and that fiery red hair. I miss her so much!
There are many songs that could fulfill this task on a less personal level, but when I think about my favorite song, I always think of "It's a Wonderful World" first. It's not even the song, not even the words...it's the memory it triggers.
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