Sunday, July 02, 2006

Ripping off Amy's "Music" Post....

...Amy had such a cool post about how we relate songs to certain moments in our lives. I loved it! So, after reading it, I began to think of songs that were tied to key events in my life. There have been so many. I thought of how "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" will always remind me of the first time I came through the tunnel to see Candlestick Park. How "Pretty Fly For a White Guy" reminds me of dancing with the girls at Jen's wedding, and "Chop Suey" reminds me of my OWN wedding, where my husband taught me that, YES, you can head-bang at a wedding! "Unbelievable" will always remind me of flying down 101 (notice I didn't say THE 101, Megan?) in Megan's flying deathtrap of a car, clinging to Donavan for dear life!! Sting's "Fragile" will always be tied to 9/11 for me, as it's what Adrian and I heard in the car on the way home from Monterey, during the live telethon. Amy wrote of holding a brand-new Spence in the hospital, hearing "Home" by Coldplay. I recall the moment they sat me on the operating table to administer my spinal for a C-Section that was happening 6 weeks too early. I should have been a wreck, but I wasn't. The atmosphere in the OR was so relaxed and light, and someone had turned on a Shuffle. As I received the spinal, Alison Krauss and Union Station's "The Lucky One" came on. The song has very little to do with babies or families, but all I could think was, "I am the lucky one (as corny as that sounds). That song put me in just the right frame of mind. I can listen to it endlessly, as it will forever be tied to the moments leading up to meeting my daughters. Of course, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that the song that was playing at the moment that they took the girls out was "Rock n' Roll All Night" by Kiss. So that was the first song the girls heard in their new outside world! We just had to laugh. Thanks for the memories, Amy!

2 comments:

Jen said...

I thought of the same thing when I read "Pretty Fly For a White Guy." I definitely relate music to my life, too. Very fun post, Sally.

Amy said...

Sally, I loved your post! :-) Thanks for the nice comments. I realize that now I don't listen to music as much, so I need to make sure to turn up the radio!!!