The raw unspeakable feeling you get when you hear the first few bars of a song. The memories are encapsulated in seconds, forcing you to smile or in reality often weep.
If like me, to you, music is emotive, it's fulfilling, bridging a gap that often others in our lives can only attempt. The goosebumps prick as the tears roll down your cheeks.
I will at times, revert back to a mix tape an ex made me, the memories we shared live through those 19 tracks. Not just of our relationship but the friendships we made. Lost night on moonlit sand dunes or overheated bike rides across narrow pathways.
In truth, I rarely think of him these days but any relationship lives on through the music you shared, whether it be a lost friendship or a brief encounter. Lyrics linger and often haunt us. We will all experience loss sooner or later and many of us draw comfort from hidden meanings or the blatant I miss yous.
On a day like today I often reflect. Yes I am alone, but I am happy. I like me. Until you learn to love yourselves how can you expect anyone else to love you. It's simple, if you're alone today, have a moment, eat your body weight in chocolate, bury your head under the duvet, even have a little cry. But always remember you have the music, the memories and you are beautiful.
I would love to hear which songs mean something to you.