Tuesday, September 27, 2011

September 27


This morning on NPR, I listened to part of a program about music and nostalgia - maybe you heard it, too? I came in at the point when the audience was invited to call in and comment. One of the callers described how her mom recently told her she now listens to The Cure and The Smiths on occasion, because they remind her mother of her. And the caller recounted how her mother hated them at the time she lived at home and listened to them. The story really moved me, both that it happened, and that the mother shared the experience with her daughter.

May we all find peace and comfort in each other, in whatever ways we can.

9 comments:

Francesca said...

even without music, I often happen to feel nostalgia for days and people now gone.

Clipping path said...

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Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Beautiful words and photograph.

Anonymous said...

Your post made me cry! My only child is 14 and I am so aware of how fleeting the time is...even when she's driving me crazy.

Anonymous said...

Music seems to have a unique power to trigger memories of people who are no longer in our lives in the way they once were. I never would have thought I couldn't listen to The Eagles anymore, but I can't.

Jenny said...

Was that the show about the 90's? I heard that as well - so fun. I won't even tell you the bands I listened to back then! Oh my. I didn't hear the caller's story, though. Thanks for posting. Music definitely can make strong and lasting associations with our memories. It's kind of amazing, really.

RW said...

hmm.
I like this very much.
music carries so many memories for me.
and I can see how the music we listen to today with my teens will be with me forever.

KPiep said...

I may have to track down that story to listen to. Sounds fabulous!

foodhoe said...

I love the photo, is that the view you enjoy from your house? Wooo! And it made me sad because I think my mother would do the same if she could (alz), so instead I listen to Glenn Miller...