Isn’t it funny how music can take you places? Transcending boundaries, walls, security nets that time has created.
That you have created.
If you allow yourself, you slip back into another world – an alternate universe – and you can experience the exact same emotions that you felt on hearing that music before. Whether absolute euphoria, hope, joy, or despair. Music acts as a vehicle. You sit, and think, and daydream of love and life lost.
Except it isn’t lost.
Music is a connector, an invisible bridge in the human soul.
Music contains a power stronger than an ordinary memory – and a different power to that of memorabilia, of stuff, of objects. Whilst we experience the emotions of the past, we simultaneously experience the music anew. Like a camel in a sandstorm, we have adapted to our new environment, and we can take on a new emotion or experience from the music. There is then a complicated jumble of the individual present and the individual past, and a tantalising taste of the individual future.
Where will I be when I next hear this music? How will it affect me then?
How do I want it to affect me then?
Music not only gives us memory and identity, but it gives choice – and the chance to reflect on the choices we will make.