Have you ever had a beautiful moment ruined by music?
I had a beautiful first kiss take place in my car on one romantic, rainy night in college. We were warm in each others arms while it poured rain outside. It was a perfect moment. A moment that suddenly crumbled when I recognized the song playing on the radio at that moment was _______(insert a song that you despise). If only _______(insert a song you love) was playing on the radio that would have been perfect. I decided to leave out actual song titles because I don’t want a potential difference in our kissing music taste to take away from the point I am trying to make.
I like to be in charge of the soundtrack of my life.
My favorite song growing up was “American Pie.” Don Mclean’s “American Pie” is a great song to have tied to a great memory. I associated the song with fond memories of my father and me singing along to the classic. Hearing that song brought me joy for about 6 years.
Unfortunately, “American Pie” was playing the day the my dog had to be put to sleep. Now when I hear that song I am forced to deal with 10 minutes of my own personal “Marley and Me” replaying in my head. Hey if you think “Marley and Me” is a good movie check out the book. I like the book better than the movie. In the book, the wife is played by Katie Holmes. Well at least that was how I imagined her when I read it. That is the beauty of books you pick the stars, you pick the actors, and you pick the soundtrack.