April 2, 2014
Thereís nothing quite like an old song to jettison me back to an earlier time and place. Fragrance can elicit a similar response but for me itís an altogether more abstract, if no less intense experience. With music Iím able to reinhabit the headspace of my younger self and gain access to feelings and emotions I relinquished long ago. I find myself not merely remembering but re-experiencing the naÔve intensity that identifying strongly with a particular song at a particular age can evoke. In doing so I can experience a profound sense of connectedness with the person I once was.