So today Erin and I were talking (over Yahoo messenger) about how we accociate songs with times in our life. I do all the time and I was thinking how lucky I am, because all the memories that come up for me are good ones, times when I was really happy. Not that I'm not happy now of course, but it's nice to have so many good memories. Like the Norah Jones CD will always make me remember when I lived in a studio on Newbury Street, it was the first time I had ever lived alone and I felt so hip and cool, city girl. I would walk home from work the the Boston Common and the Public Gardens and I just felt so grown-up. I could drink wine in my apt and people watch from the windows.
And my Kathleen Edwards CD will always remind me of the summer I lived in Arlington in this house with 2 other girls, and it was at the top a HUGE hill. But I was working for the Eye Bank and I was making more $$$ then I had ever made in my life. We had a company car and I would drive down Mass Ave. from my house and stop at Carberry's and get an iced coffee and a cinnamon scone (they are TO DIE FOR) and I had A/C in the car (it was so hot that summer), it was an Izuzu Rodeo. I would drive down Memorial Drive to work and I remember I was really, really happy as I looked over Boston and munched on my scone in traffic.
I am really happy now too, I am in love and I make even more $$$ now! And I have traveled a lot more, and I am sure there will be a song on now that I will hear 20 years from now and remember how happy I am now.