... - Jessie T. Wolf — LiveJournal
Why is it that people tend to listen to old songs that make them remember bittersweet moments in their life? Gods… a simple little song can cause so much emotion to come flooding back in a sudden rush. I don’t know what to feel right now… I feel sad, and happy, and lonely, yet loved. I feel like I’m reliving that memory right now… but it’s so very dream-like. Surreal. Nostalgic. I want to be there again… I miss it… and I wonder if I’ll ever have it back again… >.< *curls up in a little ball and shuts her eyes*
Current Mood: blank
I wish I could make you feel better, tonight, but I'm stuck at work. I'll talk to you Friday, I hope.
Hang in there, sweetheart.
Songs utilize the power of the senses hon. I remember when listening to the aria song from Final Fantasy III and it'd bring a tear to my eye.
You are a sweet and beautiful person, on the inside and the outside, I am sure that you will have those feelings back again and be able to share them with someone.
Take care hon, if you need to talk you know I'm here for you.
|Date:||March 11th, 2005 07:06 am (UTC)|| |
*hugs* I know what that's like hon... but remember, you're a lucky tiny wolf. You have lots of people who love you and care about you. You'll be okay.
Hey Jessie. It's Dax. I haven't replied to any of your posts at all, but I'm kind of trying to work on that. Sorry for the gamut of emotions you're running through right now. Trust me, I VERY much know that feeling. Get better little one.
|Date:||March 11th, 2005 04:19 pm (UTC)|| |
Our identity forms as a collective summary of our past experiences and future hopes, our "self" forming wedged between those. The only way we can discern who we are now is to take inventory of our past, interpret those, and then - ideally - use such to guide our aspirations and life directions. I listen to old songs at times, ones that bring me back to certain times in life. In time, with some effort, the more depressing emotions can be made to strip away.
As for wanting something that is missed, no, cannot ever have the same situation - but we can always go for a similar, or better, one.
Music is one of the psychological backbones of our feelings, and the switch that triggers past memories. When playing music during a certain event in your life, those experiences and such stick. So when playing a certain song you haven't heard in years and you suddenly daydream about those, either wonderful or painful memories you'll start to get emotional. What's more impacting is playing a song and you think about a loved one or family member you care so much about and all those emotions come flodding in. I fell to tears out of no reason when I was playing a classical sonnata and thought of my mother because she means a great deal to me.
Music as a rather powerful thing, soothing the "savage beast", a rather true-to-life saying.
I hope you feel better :hugs:.