Monday, August 25, 2008

the soundtrack of my soul

This morning while on my way to work (booo!) I had on my ipod as usual, and the song "Daylight in your Eyes" by No Angels (a German girl pop-band) came on. Immediately my mind drifted to Luxembourg, as that is where I first heard the song and it was one of my favorites while there. I have it on the soundtrack to my life in Luxembourg.

The rest of my commute was consumed by memories of time spent in the Duchy; my 21st birthday when nobody cared how old I was when I ordered a glass of wine, a weekend trip to Paris in February, a trip to London and Cambridge to visit my friend Denis in March, my parents visiting, trips to Brussels, doing the shaky-shaky at the clubs, paella, the Grund, picnics in the parks, walking across the border to Germany with Mishellie, Jose my Spaniard who constantly proposed, my week in Berlin and my attempts to speak German, the first time I saw Krakow and fell in love with the city and so much more.

Now I'm missing it. It's interesting, because I tend to think more of my time in Krakow, maybe because I was there longer and felt more integrated, but Luxembourg was the most amazing time. It was my first trip abroad, my first time really on my own. It was a completely new experience, unlike anything I had ever done or seen before. It was unlike Krakow in so many way and I had some really wonderful people there to share the experience with.

Isn't it funny how a few notes of a song can make you so nostalgic for a place that holds a piece of your heart?

Do you have a song that brings you back to another time?

5 comments:

Maxie said...

All of my songs that "take me back" are sort of lame... like spice girls? and jordin sparks.

Yea. I'm kind of pop's bitch.

wafelenbak said...

Whenever I hear something from the Cranberries' first major album, especially "Linger", I'm right back in freshman year of college. It makes me a little misty-eyed...

Jackie said...

Every song I ever danced or cheered to brings me back to those days. And most of the time I could probably whip up the dance that goes with said song. If only I could rewire that part of my brain for something more useful.

Playful Professional said...

I actually wrote for a blog/website about this exact topic for a while. They paid me to write about memories that I had associated with any songs. It was the best because every song I hear (and know already) basically has a memory associated with it. Music just does that to you.

La Petite Belle said...

yeah! I wrote about this in my blog a few weeks ago, the soundtrack of Dirty Dancing always takes me back to when I was little.