Why is it that we respond to music with such emotion? I don’t know why. I’m just asking. My memory seems to be triggered by certain music and certain songs. I’ll be sitting watching a movie or a show and a song comes on and memories come flooding back. It also happens just with song titles. I read a book recently, that was filled with references to songs from the writer’s high school years and it made the story and the writing so much better for me. It helped me identify with it.
Certain songs remind me of specific times in my life, not all of them positive, yet the memories come rushing in and bringing with them the same emotions I felt during specific times. I’ve even had to pull over off the road to compose myself or to wipe away enough tears to be able to see the road. Music is that powerful.
I won’t go into specific songs that trigger memories for me because that’s not what this is about. I’m just musing about it.
How about you? Does your memory respond to certain music? Positive memories? Happy memories? Sad ones?