Not that I'm musically inclined, mind you. My memories have nevertheless always seemed inseparable from the soundtrack.
At this point, I could ramble on in 20 directions - each path a song, each inspiring another story, or chapter, or cinematic photo montage.
Instead, when asked what music inspires me, I've done what I so often do with difficult questions - I made a playlist.
In point of fact, I attempted to compel a Top 10 list of songs that define and inspire me. I was going to make this a #10Thankful-type post. I failed.
After several days of editing my various go-to song lists, I finally whittled it down to 20 videos on a YouTube playlist.
Unlike days of old, when I used to make mix tapes/cds for my beloveds, I'm not breaking down all the deep musings that went into these choices in a lengthy set of liner notes.
At least I'm not today.
For now, I'll let this collected hour and twenty minutes of music speak for me. And I'd love to hear your thoughts on these songs, or even which songs you turn to for inspiration.