What’s on my playlist, Bloganuary asks…
Yep, I may be the only human without a subscription to a music app, and my stereo needs new speaker wires, so nothing there, either.
I know, right??
And it does strike me as odd, because for the vast majority of my life, music was always, always on. My parents had an album collection that make a record store happy, we had tons of cassettes with music we’d recorded off the stereo; it was every. where. EVERY. I can hear a certain song and be taken back to a time and place (there’s a Bread song that does it every time)…music was the background of my life.
Until maybe a decade ago. Not sure what shifted, but I started to crave silence – could be that my guy is hard of hearing after years of construction work, so everything is at movie-theater level and I live in earplugs – and even when I’m online, I rarely listen to Pandora or YouTube. My ears have been overwhelmed, I guess. I’m going to the have sharpest hearing of all the 90-year olds when I get older, though! 😁
I still listen sometimes in the car, but mostly I’m music-free. I don’t even listen when I’m sending light anymore.
I think that makes me sad. I kind of miss the background of my life.
With hope and love,
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©Pip Miller – January 2022