I have a special relationship with music.
I wouldn’t say I’m really into music – I don’t have thousands of songs or playlists on my iPod. I don’t actually like one type of music over another. But music is a constant in my life.
When I drive in my car, I like it loud and fast and I find myself screaming the words out (but that doesn’t mean I speed!). When I am home writing or reading, I like it soft with melody and words can be optional.
Songs change my mood, help my mood. Songs remind me of people and feelings – like every time I hear Big Pimpin by Jay-Z, I think of my friend, Ricky (who I haven’t talked to in a long time) and his smile (because his smile would always make me smile). I don’t even remember him liking the song or why I have associated it with him. I listen to Jay-Z rapping “Big Pimpin, spending cheese” and just like that I have a smile on my face. I have a lot of songs like that. They bring me to a good place.
Does music do that for you? Which songs do you listen to when you want to brighten your mood?