So far these journal prompt are not as easy as I thought they were going to be! I struggled to think of a situation that fit in with the Crossroads theme I blogged about last month (you can read that here), and this one is even harder! Here’s the prompt:
We all have songs that really mean something to us. Often just hearing it can take us right back to that place and we are able to re-experience the memory associated with the song. Sometimes good, sometimes bad, but either way music has the ability to really draw things out of us and evoke deep emotion. Choose a song that has a particular meaning to you. Tell the story of the memory associated with the song, sharing as much detail as you can. Take us there; let us experience it with you.
Just over 9 years ago I set up a MySpace account, as was the done thing back then. I’d not long ended a relationship that hadn’t been right for a long while when out of the blue I had a message from a guy that was easily the most gorgeous man that had ever shown interest in me. I was smitten. I don’t know if any of you will remember this, but on your MySpace account you used to be able to choose a song to play whenever anyone visited your profile, and his was Naive by The Kooks.
Anyway, after a month of messages, both instant and text, we finally went on our first date. I was so nervous and shy having never really dated before, but we kept it pretty low key, just going to a quiet bar for a couple of drinks and to chat. At the end of the date he drove me home and gave me a sweet goodnight kiss. I was totally blissed out and walked back into my house with a huge grin on my face that I couldn’t shake.
A little later that night I got a text from him, telling me that he had driven home with The Kooks album blaring out, singing at the top of his lungs cause he had had such a good time and couldn’t wait for our next date. It was the best feeling in the world knowing that he felt the same way as I did in that moment.
Now, 9 years on, we’re still together (now engaged and living together!), and whenever I hear Naive it makes me smile and reminds me of that sweet beginning and all of the amazing things we’ve done together since.
What songs remind you of certain moments in your life?