Music has and always will be a HUGE part of my life. I can remember cranking up the music in my room so that I could sing or dance along. I can also remember saving up enough money to buy my own album. Yes, I said album, as in vinyl. My kids have no idea what that means. I loved Cheap Trick's single I Want You to Want Me and I HAD to have it. I think I was like seven years old. When I finally had enough money, I splurged on the entire album, not just the 45. Alas, my music collection was born.
How ironic that 14 years later I would meet a man who claimed that song as one of his own all time favorites. How ironic that to this day, Mr. D. and I cannot listen to this song without turning up the volume REALLY loud. How ironic that to this day, the lyrics of this song hold so much truth and weight and value.
Music transcends time, reminds us of what is important, brings back memories. Music can put a bounce in our step or a tear in our eye. Music is powerful. Music is a friend when we feel alone. Music helps find the words when we cannot find them within ourselves.
Oh yes, I have always been a lover of music.