It has been said that smell is the most prominent sense connected to memory. That is very true. There is a certain perfume I wear because my aunt used to wear it. Certain body washes and lotions remind me of all the different houses I have showered in. Weird, right? Smelling cigarette smoke on someone's clothes reminds me of college. Traveling to new places gives me the ability to figure out what the new place "smells like" i.e. salt water, car exhaust, sewage, etc. It's a funny thing, connecting smells to moments we have lived in. I don't know about you, but a huge connection to memories for me are songs. Of course, there are the songs you were listening to with someone or while thinking about someone. The songs you played when you didn't want to get out of bed, the songs you played to feel powerful, the songs you listen to on repeat because finally someone else understands exactly how you feel. But what about the song you play for the very first time, a song you have truly never heard before, but it strikes a nerve inside of you? You wonder how it is you have never heard this song before because it sounds like a memory. Your mind spirals back into long lost memories, to certain times with people in a place you loved. You feel every single feeling you had in that moment coming back to you. And all because of this song you are listening to the first time.
This is the song. It takes me somewhere I used to know. It takes me to the girl I was in those moments I didn't want to forget. I'm glad I didn't forget.
Until next time,