Today i had my itunes on random songs. Much of what played was complete rubbish. Still i soldiered on. Eventually, i thought, something more than half decent would come up, and I would be glad i played this game of lucky dip.
Then it happened... A song came on, a song that I absolutely totally and utterly adore; a song that, no matter when i hear it, and no matter which mix of it I hear, makes me grin a big goofy smile and cheers me up no matter how terrible i'm feeling. There are a select few (thousand) songs in my life that, no matter how old they are (this one is in fact only about a year old), no matter how long it is since I've listenened to them, as soon as I realise what song is playing, an undeniable, indescribable bout of happiness washes over me.
My life is full of songs like this... the soundtrack of me. I can hear a song I loved 10 years ago, and still tell you which part of my life associate it with, and I will almost undoubtedly still be able to sing every word! I can put on a 10 or 15 year old mix tape that I made (one of hundreds, i'm quite sure!) and tell you which song will come next. I can tell you where I was when I first heard a certain song, and I can tell you whether I still own it now. The funny thing about most of these songs is, I will almost invariably find it impossible to tell you who the artist is. I guess some things are important, and some things are not.
Random happiness. There's nothing better.