Songs & Their Memories -- A Segment Pt. 1 (AKA a reason for me to blog regularly)
Hey all! I've decided to give myself reasons to post now instead of just posting about my life which is currently an outrageously jumbled mess of stress & experience. So this segment, which I hope to continue on a weekly -maybe even more often- basis is going to consist of me posting a song and the memory(ies) that I have attached to it. Music is and has always been a huge influencer in my life, so these posts will be pretty raw and honest. Let me know what you think! Here goes nothing!
A happy note: Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran
I have attached the live version because at the time, the song wasn't released yet. So I converted this exact youtube video to an mp3 and downloaded it to my phone.
IT was 2014. Time for our bi-annual Disneyland trip. I was super excited about this trip in particular because we were bringing my grandmother (my Nanny) from Nova Scotia. Godbless her, she was a complete saint that entire trip (did I mention she had a broken back too?). On day one we dragged her on just about every ride you could imagine, to the point where we had to take the following day off as she was absolutely exhausted. We had adjacent hotel rooms, my Nan and I in one and my parents and brother in another. I had downloaded a bunch of music to my phone in preparation for the trip- angsty stuff, like slipknot and pierce the veil, and on a whim I downloaded an Ed Sheeran song that I heard about on Tumblr. It was our third night in Disney, and we had decided to watch the fireworks & world of colour from our hotel balcony (we stayed at the Mariott which faces the backside of Radiator Springs, and we were high enough to get an amazing view of the park). I remember putting on my brand new Mickey Mouse sweatshirt (that I still wear all the time) and picking a spot on one of the balcony chairs next to my Nan. It was pretty quiet during the world of colour so I turned on Tenerife Sea. Regardless of the quality of the download, the song just fit. I was in my happy place. The air was so warm and inviting, and the soft music just made me the most content I think I've ever been. Listening to this song always makes me think of that Disney trip and brings me back to that feeling of content. Sometimes all you need is a small reminder that everything is going to turn out okay- and for me, it is this song.
Thanks for listening to my lame 1st segment-- I promise it'll get better!
(also attached is a photo of myself, my brother, and my Nan in Disney)