As our monthly Chicagonow blogapalooza hour is upon us, we have been called upon to write a love letter to something – not someone. It only took a moment to think of one thing that I love more than most other things in the world – music. So, I give you my ode to the soundtrack of my life.
There are few things in my life that I can honestly say I love with every ounce of my being, but you are one of them. I can’t think of anything else in my life, other than family and good friends that have been there for me through thick and thin, ups and downs and always and forever by my side. And maybe not even as much as you.
You are there at the snap of a finger, the turn of a button, the touch of my finger. I can take you with me everywhere I go and never, ever be without you. I can count on you to never, ever let me down.
When I am happy you provide me with songs that can capture my joy and make me feel even happier. When I am sad you always seem to have the perfect melody and lyrics to say only what I can’t find the words to express. You console me, you calm me. And when I want to dance ? Whoa – you are so, so there for me with every beat.
You have helped me through countless situations but the one thing I love about you most of all is how you can take me back in time to some of my happiest places. All it takes is to hear a song from the past and before I know it, you have transported me to that time. And it doesn’t have to be only when you’re ready to take me there. I can go to those places whenever I want.
I can be in high school, I can be at a party in 1974. I can be dancing at a disco or meeting my husband for the first time. I can be connected to another person by a song; there is always a tune that takes me back to someone.
You keep me company when I need you, you comfort me in times when all else fails.
When I really think about it, I can’t imagine what my life would have ever been or will be if you weren’t here with me. I can’t imagine the quiet; the emptiness. Silence can be golden but never for any length of time before I find myself yearning for you.
So dear, dear music I want to thank you. From the bottom of my heart I want to tell you that I will never lose my devotion to you or my love for you.
With undying gratitude,
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