The MoralTraumatic childhood moment #48:
I always used to save my Halloween candy by putting it in the freezer. It would last for months, and I would eat a piece or two every day. I would always start with the stuff I didn't like, then move on to the candy I really liked. I would sometimes offset it by having one piece of candy from the stuff I liked, and one from the "Not so great" pile, but not very often.
One year My candy had already been in the freezer for about 2 months, and I counted how many pieces I had to go before I started on the candy I liked. I had 6 pieces left! I was really excited, and my mind filled with beautiful visions of satisfying candy consumption.
The next day was full of various activities, so I didn't go to the freezer until that evening. (I never had a set time when I would get a piece of candy, and I would forget some days.) When I opened the freezer door, I found that
Music is InfiniteThe meaning of a song is usually pretty easy to pin down.
It may be wrapped in artsy or metaphorical language, but
the main message is often pretty clear. The best thing about
music, though, is that what a song means to someone
is an infinitely complicated thing.
A song can have meaning because you identify with the lyrics,
the artist, or even the music itself. Sometimes a song has
meaning because of a particular moment in time, or maybe a
situation to which it seemed to apply perfectly. Meaning can
be found through our relationships to certain people,
or certain life experiences.
Every once in a while, you come across a song that possesses
an indescribable quality. One that circumvents all explanation
as to why you love it, or why it resonates with you. The songs
that brand us, are songs that strike a certain universal chord.
The songs that strike it vary from person to person, but the result
is what t