I love music...songs are like tiny threads that make up the tapestry of our lives. Just 3 notes of a song can send you spiraling right back to a memory...first kiss, graduation, high school dance, college, or the day you applied for your first job.
I remember the Beatles appearance on Ed Sullivan... when I hear those songs, I feel eight years old. Put a Chicago album on, and I'm a 16 year old going to her first concert all over again. Without Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, I may not have made it through college. I actually lived (and danced, and even more frightening...dressed) through the disco era. Anyone dumped by a boyfriend knew every single word to "I Will Survive".
Music can bring you up or down. Nothing evokes emotion more.
Think about how different a movie would be without it. Without the music, you may not know to be frightened by the impending shark in the water. Without Harry Connick Jr. singing in the background, Billy Crystal running through the streets of Manhattan to get to Meg Ryan might have looked ridiculous (well, okay... maybe he did anyway, but you get my point).
Next time a certain song comes on...watch how you change, perk up or go down. Just curious...What are the songs that make up your tapestry?