Music plays a big part in my life...many of you read about my Top 50 songs and some of the other music that has influenced me or been important.
This weekend, I realized that the music I listen to really effects how I drive. Let me share with you my ride to Volleyball on Sunday.
I started off listening to a nice little song like this:
My driving is slow and measured. I might stick my hand out the window, feeling the wind flow over and under my fingers. Speed = 54mph
Then I get through the tunnel and cross the bridge. The radio station I was listening to goes to commercial, so I change to button 3. The song that comes on is this one:
My driving picks up a bit. I am bobbing my head and drumming on the steering wheel. I set the cruise control and tap my feet. The people driving next to me are laughing as they drive. Life is good. Speed = 61mph
The song ends and I have to change stations again. It isn't until preset #6 that I find a song that I like. It is this one:
4:30 seconds into this song, I turn off the cruise, put the pedal to the metal and rock out. I am banging my head, yelling at the other drivers to get out of my way, and putting cracks into the dash board. I hear my self growl. I am fired up. Speed = 97mph and climbing.
Just before I arrive at my destination, smoke pouring from my ears, a sneer on my face, I hit preset #4 and the song that comes on is this:
Speed = 0mph...I had to pull over to allow myself to feel the emotion of this song.
I walked into Volleyball with tears in my eyes. I needed a hug. I called Claire and told her I loved her. I bonded with my team.
The music took me there.
And I went through it all again on the way home.