Monday, December 12, 2011

what might've been lost...


Music has always had a big place in each of our lives, and also our life together.

We are not one of those couples that have “our song” that symbolizes some great musical representation of our relationship. Rather, we both have such deep musical connections that there are many, many songs that remind us of our life together, of special moments and places.
When I first heard Bon Iver’s ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’ album, not long after it’s release, I brushed it off. It was different from what I typically listened to and I didn’t give it a chance. Then when I met Jason he had a me listen to a few tracks on the album and it sounded so different. It wasn’t because some amazing guy that I had just met was playing some of his favorite songs from a band he loved -I’m not that kind of girl. I can’t pretend to like music for anyone.
Just something about the music and the lyrics seemed to have changed in some way, as if it had an appropriate place and time in my life and that time was now.

I’ve talked about this song before. I guess it’s that time of year, because I’m here again, posting this incredible song that under most circumstances people may find sad, writing about how thoughtful I find it, how meaningful it is.

We’ve spent two years together. They haven’t always been perfect, but I wouldn’t trade Jason for any other man on this planet.

This song reminds me that so many other things could have happened, our lives could have formed completely independent of one another, but that’s not what happened. That’s not what was supposed to happen.
Every day is new. Every moment we spend together is another moment contributing to the life we’re building, together. I am so grateful to have found someone so incredible to share my life with. All of these moments, the memories, and the future that we have together those are the things that would have been lost if Jason never met me that first night, if I hadn’t drove to his apartment in the middle of a thunderstorm in the fall, if I hadn’t sent him text messages (somewhat brazen ones at that) when I first realized that I was falling for him all the while knowing he wasn’t mine just yet, and honestly feeling a bit sorry for myself I hadn’t quite captured his attention the way he had mine… (or so I thought.)

There’s just so much, and I am so happy that I didn’t have to miss out on any of it.

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