When I listen to a certain song or piece of music, it transports me back to the time when that song was popular. Music has the powerful ability to stimulate a memory. I spoke to someone who is caring for his father who has dementia. Whenever he plays one of his recordings, his memory becomes sharp and he can talk about the time he heard the song.
Whenever I hear the gospel song, “This Little Light of Mine”, I am transported to 5th Ave, NYC, walking down the street as part of a civil rights demonstration, marching to the U.N. The person who walked with me and sang with me and looked into my eyes with such hope was Dr Martin Luther King. Whenever I hear that song, I remember this incredible afternoon, how we sang this song together as we walked down the street.
Do you have a song or music you can share with us that transports you to the past?
Please share your memory as well as the music that inspired it.