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Archive for April 22nd, 2011

Let the music play..

Posted by Pepper on April 22, 2011

I associate music to memories. I think most of us do. And I am sure if I Google, I’ll find some research to prove the scientific existence of such a connection. If I like a song, I replay it a trillion times. So the sounds and the current moment get closely linked together in my mind. If I play the same song after a few weeks, months or years, it instantly takes me back to the moment I first heard it in. Not only does it bring the memories back, but I actually feel the same way I felt when I was listening to it then. It’s a great way to go back in time. I have songs that I listened to during exam nights that would help me relieve the stress. And when I listen to those songs, I can actually feel that tension I felt then due to limited time and unfinished course work. And then I can also feel the music calm me. I am not sure I make much sense.

This song was released when I was either 16 or 17. What impressed me most was the dance. I like the dance so much, I can see the song even if I mute the volume. At that age, all I really wanted was to be able to dance like that. But I also love the music in this song, so I never really thought of muting it. I would listen to this particular one during exams nights, quite a lot.

And then the next time I clung to it was when I was finishing my Masters in UK. I had a hell lot of work to do on my thesis, so I  would decide to go to the computer lab and work. Because being at home meant succumbing to the temptation of taking the laptop to bed and trying to work. And we can all guess what that would lead to. So I started walking to the lab. And almost everyday I’d get urges to listen to this song. And almost everyday I’d wanna kick myself for forgetting the headphones at home. So in the midst of all the work in the lab, I would watch the video without sound. And I’d dream of dancing like that with Mint and get mad because of our long distance relationship.

I had forgotten about this song, until today. I realised excitedly – I am married now! Mint and I live together. We can dance whenever we want. I showed him the video and told him to dance like that with me. I know it seems kind of difficult. And I am sure they’ve done some editing to give it that slow motion effect. But we can try. He is never the kind to say no to such a thing.

Don’t ask me whether we tried dancing or not. Keep guessing. Hah.


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