The wonder of music

Today on the way to work for no apparent reason the Seal song “Kiss from a rose” came into my head. I decided that once I got to work that I was going to listen to it. I’ve always liked that song since the first time I heard it. There’s something about Seal’s voice and the voice of his backup singers that I really enjoy listening to.
I get to work, put on my headphones and start the song and I’m instantly transported back to the mid nineties to a time when I was on vacation in Myrtle Beach with my family. There were a lot of things that made that time special (though conflicted), but one of the more visceral memories I have from that vacation was me sitting on the beach listening to that song on my headphones and trying to cope with issues of the day. I developed a very strong emotional connection with that song. To this day every time that I listen to it I’m taken back to that time and those issues. Music can be a beautiful thing.
I wonder about these days. What memories am I encapsulating within songs? I remember two years ago about this time of year listening to Jeff Buckley’s “So Real” and Janet Jackson’s “Doesn’t Really Matter” but neither of them conjures up the same emotion of Seal.
I guess it’s wonderful that I spend most of my day underneath a pair of headphones.

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