Music. What a great “invention”. I mean, is it even possible not to like it? The range is so wide that everyone can find something they fancy. Films, ads, parties, videos, in the shops, shows, in the car, … music is everywhere. It’s part of our daily life. I don’t think it is even possible to live a day without being confronting to music at least once.
I find music really powerful. One note and it can completely change our mood, from sad to happy, from bored to dancing on the tables, from happy to nostalgic, etc. Listening to a certain song can dive us straight into a memory and that’s the thing I like the most about it. In a few seconds, we relive a moment of our life. It reminds us of people as well. That’s actually how I had the idea to write this post. In the past week, 2 of my closest friends sent me a song that reminded them of me. So here’s a few songs that I associate with people and why :
I used to listen to this song a lot with my French friend in Oxford during my first year as an aupair. Every time I listen to it, it seems like I’m back into 2017 with Aurélie, living our lives in Oxford. We spent so much time together during that year. We travelled a lot together and even did our first tattoo together. Aurélie, if you’re reading this (I’m sure you are but still haha), I hope you know that I can’t wait to see you again. I miss our Sundays at Mc Donald’s haha.
This song reminds me of Danique, my Dutch friend met in Corfu, Greece last summer. We used to go on the beach during our work breaks and had long talks about everything. We would put some music on in the background as well and it was one of the song we always listened to. I haven’t know her for long but I knew straight away that she would be a true friend. Always there to listen my drama, being crazy, exploring or drive a boat on our day off haha.
It was back in 2014 I think. I was studying to become a preschool teacher and it was my first “real” internship (I was replacing the teacher for 3 weeks with my own activities and projects with the kids). As my internship was in Belgium and I was living in France, one of my best friend said I could stay at her place during the internship as we were doing it at the same school. We were really nervous about it and what we did to relax and stop thinking about it during our breaks was putting this music really loud and dancing like crazy. I’m sure I have some embarrassing videos of us dancing and singing on that song haha.
I met Marie-Caroline almost a year ago now. For many reasons, she came to live with us (my previous host family and I) in Oxford for 3 months. She arrived when I was at a strange stage of my life, I felt lonely and clearly loosing my sh*t because of some personnal problems. Anyway, she arrived at the right time, her and her constant good mood. We became friends really quickly and as we were basically house mates, we spent all of our free time together. We went out so many times and she made me discover that song that I love. I can’t listen to this song without thinking of her or all the crazy things we’ve done together!
I was about to leave for the UK when I started to listen to this song. My goddaughter/little sister (she was almost 6 at the time) and I were trying to spend as much time together as possible before I left. We were always listening to that song together and we decided that it would be “our song” so every time she would listen to it, she would think of me and vice versa. I wanted to make sure she wasn’t going to forget about me while I was away.
Do you have some songs that remind you of a moment of your life or a person? Share them in the comments section!
With love, Anaïs