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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Sixty-first Question

Sometimes simple, everyday sounds can trigger distant memories. Are there any sounds you associate with past situations/times/events or people?

12 Comments:

  • At 12:07 PM, Blogger Chris said…

    Only music. I have a lot of CD's that I have bought during special periods of time in my life. Whenever I listen to them, great memories come back to me.

     
  • At 1:13 PM, Blogger nancy =) said…

    i gotta go with chris...it's always music for me...that and the ice cream man...when i hear the ice cream man i go right back to those carefree summer days of my childhood...i am a perpetual 10 year old...peace...

     
  • At 1:35 PM, Blogger babyjewels said…

    Early spring listening to all the birds chirping reminds me of being a kid, hearing those same sounds first thing in the morning.

     
  • At 3:14 PM, Blogger 'p' is for profound said…

    fall always makes me think of going back to school.

     
  • At 6:13 PM, Blogger Kris said…

    Certain songs make me think about being a teenager...some perfume smells too. My husband picked out a body spray for me recently because it smelled like the perfume I wore when we were dating...SO ROMANTIC...but I can't remember what the hell I wore way back then! LOL.

    K.

     
  • At 6:25 PM, Blogger Mr. Incredulous said…

    Yeah, like Chris, there are certain songs that always develop specific memories. For example, every time I hear "Like a Virgin," I think of playing baseball in my backyard because my friend Kevin had just gotten a Weird Al album and he played "Like a Surgeon" while we were playing baseball.

     
  • At 8:27 PM, Blogger SassyFemme said…

    I'm horrible about remembering names of songs, but there's one specific song that as soon as I hear it, I'm a high school freshman at my first dance with my first boyfriend (before I realized I liked girlfriends!). I can picture what I wore, what part of the dance floor we were on, everything. It just brings back such memories!

    Also, Barbara Streisand's Second Hand Rose always makes me think of my mom. I grew up with her loving that song, and the two of us singing to it. Then in the last year of her life, before she got sick, we started planning for her to be in a talent show at her assisted living, doing an acting routine to that song. She got sick right in the midst of the plans, and was never able to perform.

     
  • At 8:27 PM, Anonymous Tu-Tu said…

    The sound of someone "clinking" their spoon against a coffee cup as they stir sugar or cream into it. This sound transports me back to being a young girl and waking up to hear my father stiring sugar into his morning coffee. I loved that sound because it meant that my dad was up and that I could go sit at the kitchen table and talk to him while we ate breakfast. My dad worked long hours as a bartender. He would go to work in the afternoon and not come home till 2 or 3 in the morning. So that sound was very important to me because it signaled that I would have some time with him.

     
  • At 8:56 PM, Blogger scribble said…

    grandfather clocks chiming.
    Mom had one. I loved it.
    she is gone now and my brother
    has the clock.

     
  • At 1:26 AM, Blogger AKH said…

    I can only think of music that invokes emotions of past experiences.

    One that comes to mind is that Ace of Base song, Sign. When my aunt (who was murdered back in 1996) from Germany came to visit us, I had just bought the single and we listened to it all the time. She used to sing along with her German accent. I always think of her when I hear that song.

     
  • At 9:31 AM, Blogger TinaPoPo said…

    The sound of a train whistle in the distance reminds me of being at summer camp when I was younger. I love that sound.

     
  • At 8:59 AM, Blogger Cris said…

    music is always a trigger for me. A song from a certain year will bring memories of what life was like at that time. Certain songs are inextricably connected with certain people or circumstances in my life.

    i am much more scent memory focused tho.

     

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