You know those songs that come on when you're driving, or listening to the radio and it just takes you back? Maybe to a moment in time, or to a certain feeling, or reminds you of a particular person? I had that experience today. Driving home from down town Portland, one of the first days of true downpour we have had in awhile. It smelled like fall today, but I was taken back to my senior year of high school to the month of March, and to an ex-boyfriend that I still to this day miss. I think the song provides such powerful emotion behind it for me because that boy meant alot to me. The song goes hand in hand with him because I fell in love with that song when we were together, and it's what I cried to when we broke up. Ben Harper's voice just has this weird way of making me feel like I'm 18 all over again. Makes me want to curl up on the couch with him in his old apartment and watch movies til I realize if I stay much longer the sun will come up and I will be in big trouble with Dad. It was just a perfect storm of emotion for me with the rain, that I didn't even mind sitting in endless traffic putting "Forever" on repeat in my car. I dedicate this post to you M. I miss you, and I'm glad you're happy. I'm proud of you, and will forever think of you when it rains and Ben Harper comes on my radio.
Love and Memories