Over the years, my tastes have changed. I've adapted more to listening to what is on the radio at any given time, and started broadening my horizons to other types of music, especially the music my daughter's birth dad constantly played.
Lately, I've been in the habit of listening to music I can relate to again. Songs that have lyrics that really speak to me in some way, or that I can mold to fit myself in some way. There are so many songs (mainly break-up songs, if you will) that remind me of my little girl. I know there are songs out there geared specifically to the adoption triad, but I'm not talking about that kind of music. I am fairly certain that some of the songs on my "Arianna" playlist have actually been featured in the Music Monday segment on this blog.
I was listening to one of my old Sarah McLachlan CDs the other day, cleaning my room and putting away laundry absentmindedly, when this song came on:
and something told me to stop and listen. I hadn't heard this song in a while, but I remember hearing it a month or so after I had my daughter, and thinking of her when I heard it. This time, though, the feeling hit me seven-fold. Take a listen if you have a moment, or take a look at the lyrics. It's about love, fate, missing someone, and admitting that you can't quite let them go. It could even be about someone passing away. I'm sure it's written about a significant other, but I think (if you are a birth parent) you may find yourself able to relate in other ways.
Do you have any songs that aren't written about adoption, but remind you of your child?