A Musical Blur

I remember the first time I heard our wedding song, out in the real world.

It was strange, because it was totally unexpected. We intentionally chose a very unique song, not the usual ones that people chose, we found one that really spoke to us both, and it was just perfect.

I was in a bar with a friend, nice glass of wine, a long awaited catch up with a friend I'd not seen for ages. We laughed and joked, the alcohol flowed.

Then I heard it. My heart felt like it had stopped. I felt very aware of my breath, and the music felt so loud, it drowned out his words, and it felt that the world had been put on half speed while I tried to process what my ears were hearing.

I was aware of my friend talking to me, his mouth was moving but I couldn't hear anything except the song. I nodded, I didn't know what else to do.

I had been momentarily stolen by the music. I was lost.

I was taken right back to the time when we stood on the dance floor together, giggling like children. We both hated dancing, and really didn't want to do a dance at all, but we did, just to keep everyone happy, but we just hated every second of it. It was the funniest few minutes of our lives.

I could smell his aftershave. I could hear his voice whispering to me "we should have had a wedding cake fight instead of a dance you know", and I remember giggling, trying to stifle it, as everyone lovingly watched on.

I remember how he held me. The way his arm slipped effortlessly in to the small of my back, pulling me gently closer in a way that just made me feel safe. His other hand was laced with my hand, I could recall how his eyes were full of mischief as he'd fling me round, taking me off my feet, giggling. He said he wanted to make me dizzy.

He looked so handsome in his wedding suit. His eyes sparkled, a beautiful blue that just drew you in. His eyes had a way of reaching my soul.

All these feelings, from one song.

The song stopped, a rude awakening back to the real world, as my friend looked at me, and asked if I was ok, with a concerned face.

I've never underestimated the power of music. It has always had the power to move me, and always will.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on songs that meant something to you. Do you find them a comfort or do they upset you?

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