Last weekend my 40th Birthday kindly tapped me on the shoulder…. Only moments earlier, I remember turning 30.
As I age, I tend to increasingly scroll back through past memories — those lasting vivid impressions of this world, of human touch, family, knowledge gained, the spontaneous fun, incredible and overwhelmingly happy moments. Not to mention, all I am thankful for. I also have thoughts of yet unfulfilled expectations, broken promises, regrets and sorrow that have accumulated through the years, like raking a lawn of fallen leaves.
Lately, my life has been about removing the baggage of excess and complexity and focusing on the quiet subtlety that surrounds us. There are moments as if I feel like my life has turned into one big ‘Software Update Available’ or ‘$ Balance Due’ window that keeps popping up on my computer screen.
I’m the type of person that continually looks back, as well as within, to be able to look ahead. To me, music tends to propel me into a thought process that spirals deep into past memories, as well as future hopes.
Music provides a backdrop for the unforgettable moments in your life.
I’m sure my experiences parallel many of yours, as well.