Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Song that Reminds Me of Starry Nights

I'm going to attempt to do this memey thing called 30 Days of Song. I will not post this every day, because oh-my-pants-I'm-bored-already. Instead I'll post once or twice a week, as I feel like. So there. I am unrepentantly stealing this from Jen O. at My Tornado Alley. She rocks. I'm not sure if she stole it from somewhere, but here we go. 

A Song that Reminds Me of Starry Nights

Once, a long time ago, before life got too complicated, the Ex and I were dating. We went driving, which was a thing we loved to do. This, you understand, was before gas was a major budgetary line item and driving around was cheap entertainment. We ended up in the middle of nowhere and there was a church. I don't even remember where we were. What I remember was that we got out of the car, laid on the hood and watched the stars. We were so far out of town, there was almost no light pollution and it was a clear, cold night. We could see the Milky Way.

We laid there, not making a move or a sound and watched light from a million years ago that looked like magic. The car radio played softly and the night seemed to hum around us. The possibilities that were in store for us seemed endless. We were young and everything lay before us like those stars.

I've forgotten what played on the radio, but "Mrs. Potter's Lullaby" always reminds me of that mystic sky and the cold car hood under my back. When Adam Duritz sings about lying down underneath "that bowl of stars," it all comes back. That feeling that the stars always give you: the one that happens when you marry the science of how things really work with the magic of how you see them.

Day 1 - Your Favorite Song - White Blank Page
Day 2 - Your Least Favorite Song - Barbie Girl
Day 3 -  A Song that Makes You Happy
Day 4 - A Song that Makes You Sad
Day 5 - A Song that Reminds you of Someone
Day 6 - A Song that Reminds you of Somewhere
Day 7 - A Song that Reminds You of a Certain Event (today)
Day 8 - A Song that You Know All the Words To
Day 9 - A Song that You Can Dance to
Day 10 - A Song that Makes you Fall Asleep
Day 11 - A Song from your Favorite Band
Day 12 - A Song from a band you Hate
Day 13 - A Song that is a Guilty Pleasure
Day 14 - A Song that No One Would Expect you to Love
Day 15 - A Song that Describes You
Day 16 - A Song that You Used to Love but Now Hate
Day 17 - A Song that You Hear Often on the Radio
Day 18 - A Song that You Wish You Heard on the Radio
Day 19 - A Song from your Favorite Album
Day 20 - A Song that You Listen to When You're Angry
Day 21 - A Song that you Listen to when You're Happy
Day 22 - A Song that you Listen to when You're Sad
Day 23 - A Song that you Want to Play at your Wedding
Day 24 - A Song that you Want to Play at your Funeral
Day 25 - A Song that Makes you Laugh
Day 26 - A Song that you Can Play on an Instrument
Day 27 - A Song that you Wish you Could Play
Day 28 - A Song that Makes you Feel Guilty
Day 29 - A Song from Your Childhood
Day 30 - Your Favorite Song at this Time Last Year

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