I was driving home from the bf's tonight after a lazy night of watching Bones. (I suppose the term relaxing has a much better connotation in this case). My stereo had been turned down as I was on the phone when I turned off my car earlier. As I turned it back up, strains of Slow Me Down by Emmy Rossum filled the car. This reminded me of back in March when I was first moving into my apartment, etc. Of course that led me to think specifically about music and it's impact on my life.
I find that my favorite songs tend to stick for a while, and then get rotated. There are always the few that are my favorite no matter what. It's not that I get sick of the other songs, I just find new favorites. But listening to that song tonight really took me back to the time when I really started listening to it and the feelings that I felt as I listened and sang along.
I've seen memes where the purpose is to provide the soundtrack to your life. But I've always had a hard time with such things, and I think I finally know why. The soundtrack of my life wouldn't be one big album. It would be a collection of sampler cds that changed every once in a while. Each would be devoted to a certain time or event in my life. Some songs might reappear, while others tend to fade away for a rainy day. Let Go by Frou Frou would be a steady constant dating from the end of my junior year to now...it's a perpetual favorite.
Here's an example of a part of my life soundtrack:
Time Period: finishing student teaching, living with my Godmother, starting back at the tech center, finding and moving into my new apartment and living on my own for the first time.
-Let Go by Frou Frou (the constant)
-Slow Me Down by Emmy Rossum
-Love Song by Sarah Bareilles
-Falling by Emmy Rossum
I'm sure there are other songs from this time, but these four were dominant. And they change after a while, and sometimes there isn't much of a soundtrack. Sometimes the beauty is in the silence. (though rarely silent for me with my musical inclinations)
What would your life soundtrack look like? Would it be smaller compilations like mine or something entirely different?