The sunny, almost spring day, prompted me to have the car washed inside and out. It was time to remove the winter grime. I enjoyed driving around with the sunroof open as I ran a few errands. At one point a favorite song, from my college days, played on the radio. (Actually it plays often since I have my Sirius radio usually set on 70’s – 80’s music.) I went back to a time. I could visualize myself walking back to my dorm, after class, on a sunny, Friday afternoon. Boston’s More than a Feeling was blaring out an open window.
“I looked out this morning and the sun was gone
Turned on some music to start my day
I lost myself in a familiar song
I closed my eyes and I slipped away
It’s more than a feeling, when I hear that old song they used to play (more than a feeling)
I begin dreaming (more than a feeling)
‘Till I see Marianne walk away
I see my Marianne walkin’ away
So many people have come and gone
Their faces fade as the years go by
Yet I still recall as I wander on
As clear as the sun in the summer sky
It is “more than a feeling, when I hear that old song they used to play, I begin dreaming.” I think of the great friends I made at Iowa State and I am thankful many of us still stay in touch. During that time of my life, I learned what it meant to follow your passions and give back to others. I realized my potential as an educator and that a once struggling student could actually become a teacher. Thoughts of my first years of teaching flood my mind as well. I am honored so many former students have sought me out on Facebook and other social media platforms. What a thrill to see where their lives have taken them since 4th grade!
But I also think about the days yet to come and the days that are in between. Each day is a chance to make a memory and make a difference! Each day is an opportunity be inspired. Each day is a chance to LEARN and GROW!
Did Boston plan that their song would be THE song that conjures up so many memories for me when heard years (and years) later? That OLD song that causes me to slip away?
What song brings back memories for you?
What song causes you to close your eyes and slip away?