Tonight, I dedicate my writing to the songs that make a soundtrack to life. Riding home on the train this evening, exhausted, watching the lights blip on and off in the darkness as the world glided cooly by, my forehead and hand pressed against the glass of the door to block out the light inside the train, I noticed how the song in my ears was a perfect fit to the soundtrack for that scene of my life.
I truly don’t know what song it was, – something new from NoiseTrade – but I know that it was perfect. If someone were filming my life at that moment, – what I was watching anyway, and how I was feeling – the song would have been what was playing with the clip. That hopeful, I can make it, even though life is hard and lonesome at times feeling was so clear, I wanted to know what happened next in the movie. Alas, it’ll be weeks before the next five minutes of that film make themselves clear (movies are such cheaters on time), but I’ll hang in there – I’m here for the long haul, anyway. 😛
It wasn’t as good as the time I was saying goodbye to the acrobats in Dallas (another time, and I’ll tell all, song included), at which point my life really was like a scene from a movie, soundtrack and all. But it was still a good one. It reminded me a bit of the power of music, the things it can do to the mind – give us hope when we’re hopeless, lift us when we’re down, energize us when we’re exhausted, sober us when we’re going a bit nuts-o. Music is like love, but more easily acknowledged and with benefits more often reaped.
So, tonight, I say a hearty thank-you to music and to those who create it. Especially to the ones that work so beautifully as soundtracks for life. Thank you. Thank you, all. 🙂