I am always amazed how something like a song can bring a rush of memories back.
The other day I hit ‘flow’ on my deezer account and let the music fill the air.
No Doubt came on. They were big in the late 90s right around the time that I was discovering boys and dating and, inevitably, getting my heart broken for the first time. I hadn’t thought about that time, or boy, in a long time, but when that song came on it all came rushing back.
The relationship had started out as friends. Us playing video games after school and just hanging out. We were comfortable together. He made me laugh. He wasn’t like other boys I knew. He liked me the way I was and I felt comfortable being myself around him.
I’m not sure when it changed to something more, but it did, and it was pretty great until it wasn’t.
As an adult I know that it was just a teenage puppy love, but as a teenage girl I was heartbroken.
This song was my anthem, my heartbreak song. It spoke to me in ways nothing else did.
Hearing the song brought back all the memories. The laughter. The fun times. The first time he held my hand. That first kiss. The last one. The nights I spent crying not just over a lost boy, but over the friendship that was now damaged beyond repair.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not longing for the past, in fact I’m happy for it. The broken road, the heartbreaks I went through, all of them lead me to where I am. To my husband, our children our life, and for that I’m extremely happy. God bless the broken road that lead me to this life.
The Black Eyed Peas did a Where Is The Love remake
and it’s everything we need right now!
But if you only got love for your own race Then you’re gonna leave space for others to discriminate And to discriminate only generates hate And when you hate, then you’re bound to get irate Madness is what you demonstrate And that’s exactly how hate works and operates Man, we gotta set it straight
What happened to the love and the values of humanity? What happened to the love and the fairness and equality? Instead of spreading love we’re spreading animosity Lack of understanding leading us away from unity
I got married on Friday. It was a small little thing in our yard. (Don’t worry, there will be another post with more details later!)
It was perfect. We used Deezer as our DJ. I spent weeks combing over songs and finding the perfect playlist. Our song was obviously on there (Hello – Lionel Ritchie) and even though my leg was swollen we were able to have our dance right there in our patio. It was beautiful.
Since I’m still flying high on the wedding day bliss today’s Music Monday is a sappy one.
There are so many great love songs out there, but this is one of my absolute faves.
I think it’s because we’ve been together for such a long time (16 years this past April! – I know, I procrastinated getting to the I DO lol) that the lyrics really just hit home.
Saturday night Canada was closed. Basically.
The Tragically Hip (“The Hip”), a well known Canadian band, held the final concert of their final tour in their hometown. Almost all of Canada watched, cost to cost,tears in our eyes thanks to CBC TV ( Canadian broadcast television). Cities held showings of it in their parks. People watched together at home and online. We all held The Hip in our hearts in a giant national Canadian group hug. No, this isn’t how Canada celebrates every Canadian band’s final concert, but this one was special.