I had hoped to have my Texas recap ready by tonight but I ended up spending the night shopping with my mom and going to this amazing Cuban restaurant for half-price mojitos and tacos… Yes, please! It was a really fun night and definitely felt like I was able to extend the weekend despite having worked all day. I have to say, that is one of the best parts about post-grad life… no studying or homework to do after work!
Today on the way home from work I felt like I was in desperate need of new music. As I’ve mentioned before, I go through phases and after listening to Matt Nathanson’s new album on repeat for the last few weeks, I needed a change. I started scrolling through iTunes and saw the OneRepublic song “Good Life.” I wasn’t familiar with the song, so I played a preview and all of a sudden I started feeling emotional and had an image of a couple embracing. I was totally surprised by the response and a little embarrassed as to where this was coming from!
Then I realized that they play this song in the movie trailer for One Day! If you aren’t familiar with One Day, the movie is an adaptation of the book by the same name written by David Nicholls. This is truly one of my favorite books and I whole heartedly recommend it! And although movies are rarely as good as the books, I think this one will be fantastic!
This whole experience really got me thinking about how music really can be transporting. Just like I wasn’t thinking about this movie, some songs bring me back to different important points in my life. For example, a certain Rascal Flatts song always makes me think of an ex who once sang it to me or the song “You’re Going to Miss This” makes me think about walking around London listening to it and trying to soak everything up. Whenever I hear these songs I feel happy and like I’m totally back in the moment that these events happened, just as the song today reminded me of the book and movie!
-Have you read One Day? Are you excited about the movie?
-What songs take you back?