Paolo Nutini's song, "New Shoes," played on my car radio the other day. It was just what the doctor ordered: driving the open road, singing to my heart's content with the windows down.
Can life get any better than this? I submit that it cannot!
However, four hours earlier, my day was ... well, let's just say it's what Daniel Powter calls a Bad Day. Too many thoughts weighed heavily on my mind; burdened with projects needing to get done, and dealing with life's expectations.
On top of all that, a friend called me up just to say he heard a song that reminded him of me -- "Desperado" by The Eagles.
Thanks! I needed a reminder. (sarcasm intended)
Despite feeling sorry for myself, the radio provided musical medicine that helped rebuild the sense of optimism that had previously left me.
It's obvious that music runs deep in my blood, and that I have an affinity toward it. Music reverberates deep within the soul and is a powerful instigator of emotion.
We all experience different songs throughout life. Sometimes all we need is to sing to a good song -- just let it all out.
Now, if you don't mind, I've gotta get back to singing in my car ...
"Life is a highway; I want to ride it..."