In high school, I had this playlist entitled “Sleepers”. Every night, after I turned off the lights, I would snuggle into my bed and put in one earphone (because the opposite ear was against the pillow already) to listen. The first two songs were from the early release of the music from the film Across the Universe, “All My Lovin'” and “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”. The third song, which was on the playlist three times in a row, was “Iron and Wine” by The Postal Service.
I’m not too sure what had me pick these songs in particular, but there was something magical to me about them. It was as if they were the first steps into my having beautiful dreams, that they began and represented the life I wanted, but could only dream.
Something like that, anyway. And I was truly happy in my life at the time, too, which makes it almost silly that I wanted something more, even though I was happy exactly where I was with it all. 🙂