One of those perfect moments happened yesterday. Little and perfect. Just a moment that makes you think ‘this is good stuff.’
My daughters and I took the dogs for a long walk to the creek, girls were on their bikes, I was walking the dogs, getting a good workout.
On our way back from the creek, where the dogs and girls played, I was walking alongside my 9 year old daughter. She was looking straight ahead, pedaling, and in her own world while singing Maroon 5’s latest song out loud. Not for me to hear, just singing to herself, happy. I looked at her, and just couldn’t help but smile.
I love that my kids have a love for music. They are like sponges, they pick up on lyrics so quickly. But then again, I knew the entire album of Barbara Streisand/Barry Gibb album Guilty, as well as Carole King’s Tapestry, and Diana Ross and The Supreme’s Greatest Hits, as well as many Four Tops and Temptations songs courtesy of my parents.
I can be brought straight back to a moment in life that was attached to a song, now Maroon 5’s Sugar will bring me back to a perfect moment watching my youngest, with big sister just a bit ahead of her.
I recently found out my son has songs as a soundtrack to moments in his life too. When we heard Calvin Harris’ Feel So Close, my son said ‘this is the song that played when we were driving in San Francisco with our cousins last year’. He told me that song always reminded him of that day when he heard it.
I can hear songs that instantly put a smile on my face, as well as songs that can make me get a look of disgust, or even sadness, just by hearing the first few chords. I’m happy that I have a new song to smile to, one that I really hadn’t even listened to closely before!