A song that can take us back to any point in time is a powerful trigger that allows for an emotional time travel. It can make us happy, or sad, it could give deeper meaning or just be a guilty pleasure.
I’ve been listening to a lot of music from the 1990’s lately. I’ve always thought I’d never be that kind of guy who’d get stuck in the past and listen to the “oldies, but goodies”, but here I am discovering, and rediscovering, music from my formative years.
Unless my life is cut short by an industrial accident, or a jilted lover, I’ve probably lived close to half of my natural life at this point. And while my fortieth birthday is creeping closer each day, I’m faced the life that I have, rather than what was intended. I suppose these cycles are necessary for growth and it’s probably why I find myself being called back to the music of a time when I was caught between adolescence and adulthood.