Don't let it die out because it may never come back.
Written on 21 March, 2013 by AKing.
Every once in a while, if you happen to be orientated towards music, there will a come a song which will affect you to your very core. It will be the perfect tune consisting of just the right components. This song will be everything to you; you'll listen to it whenever you can, as much as you can. You'll put it on repeat your iPod or download it onto your phone and listen to it till you're friends and family want to tear their ears off because they just can't stand hearing it again. But for you, you'll simply be bathing in the acute sense of poignancy. You won't understand why people are getting sick of it or even how they're getting sick of it. You'll fail to understand their despair at the repetition and you won't notice when they begin questioning your sanity. But then it'll happen. You would have finally heard it one too many times. The feeling will be instant not gradual. A switch will flip within your mind. Your love for the song will fade away. The feeling you felt when you heard it will fade away. It will all fade away.
And then the next one will come.
But what if it doesn't?
I would never want to lose my special song. I would never want to forget the way it made me feel. The way it warmed my heart or the memories that flooded back into me every time I heard the intro. Almost nothing is worth losing it.
For me, at this point in time, that song is 'Sunny Afternoon' by The Kinks. It has a very profound effect on me. When I'm sad, it makes me embrace my sadness and overcome it. When I'm happy, it acts as the perfect background music and encourages me to take a moment to stop and appreciate how I feel. It warms me up when I see the person I like walking towards me and it calms my rage when dealing with a perverse enemy.
Only music can affect you like this. And only that one song can make you stop and think. Don't take it for granted. Remember it. Appreciate it.