Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Today I want to talk about music. When I was young as most teens and young adults, I spent a lot of time listening to music.
Now as most people know you tend to think the best music in the world is what you listened to as a teen. I’m no exception. Music from the early to late sixties is my favorite to this day. On occasion I find someone new I like to listen to but nothing compares to my “golden oldies”.
Tonight I was a little down at work. The days don’t go by quickly when you want to go home. I have one week left before heading toward home. So, at dinner I decided to take my Ipod to lunch in the dining room. I eat alone because I work nights.
I have to tell you as soon as I put on my “golden oldies” I was swaying in my seat and I actually caught myself dancing in the dining room. Now I would have felt embarrassed had anyone come in on me, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Music has a way of transporting you. I was young again. I was remembering all those days when all you cared about was getting to the weekend and what your hair looks like. I’m not saying my life isn’t happy right now because it is. But, it feels good to be transported on occasion to a place and time, if only in your head, where life was simpler and you felt great, where your whole life was ahead of you.
I’m not sure I have a point in this blog other than I caught myself moving to the music. So, get out those golden oldies or whatever you listened to, whether it be swing, rock, rap or golden oldies and do your walking with headphones. I think you’ll be surprised at how the time passes and you move to the rhythm of the beat.