For me, music is everything. It feeds and rejuvenates my soul; it makes it glow. If my life were a movie, each memory would be a scene accompanied by background music - ya know what I mean? Like for instance, "Caring is Creepy" by The Shins is forever linked to my memory of the first day of fall during my freshman year of college; walking to class, bundled in a sweater, red leaves rolling over my boots, and my coffee in hand. The song, blasting through my earphones and I was smiling at the excitement of a new season and a new adventure (shortly before I tripped over my own feet and spilled said hot coffee all over myself but that's just the story of my life). Ten years later and that song still ignites feelings of the crisp, fall air and the anticipation of new beginnings. My brain attached that song to the memory of that day with a paperclip and filed it away somewhere deep in my mind. Now, when I listen to that song, I'm brought back to those exact feelings.
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Did you listen to it? I mean...does it get anymore fall than that?! Music illustrates feelings in ways that words can't. For me, fall is heavy with whimsical energy: possibilities, shy smiles, secrets, and excitement- this song captures it all.
What's on your playlist?