Three important songs in my life

Today’s writing 101 challenge was to write about three (most) important songs in my life. So these are mine:

Time – Hans Zimmer:

Four notes and the theme is set for the whole song. The never-changing theme in an ever-changing surrounding. For me, this song is a memory, it captures the one year I have been studying in Canada: The friends I made there, the fear and uncertainty while flying there, the emptiness when going back and leaving everything from the last year behind, and the memories. The song starts with a single melody – a single person flying to a new country without knowing anybody there – And it ends with that same melody, alone again though somehow richer – the flight back. And in between, there is a lot of musical adornment surrounding the theme – everything that has happened while being there, from meeting new people to saying goodbye at the airport, slowly building up at first, but then ever going.

How To Save A Life – The Fray:

This song was shown to me by my dancing partner years back when I took a class in classical dance. I really liked it, but – as time went on and I didn’t keep in touch with her – it evolved to not only remind me of her, but of all the friends I have lost contact with due to time and/or distance. And the song also tells me to be grateful for the friends I have, because there is no way of telling whether they will be there in the future too.

Fake Empire – Ryan Lewis:

Because sometimes 7* words and simple, but great backing track is all that is needed to send a message – and to remind me to actually live.

I hope you liked it. (:

-Ben

*8 if you count “we’re” as two words

Reality

„Hey, what are you doing?” Toms voice comes from my right. “Have you done the Math assignment already? Any idea how to do number 4?”

“Yeah. Which one was that?”

“The series”

“So at what time do we want to meet today?” Nicole asks loudly from behind me.

“Ah, ok. I think there you have to multiply by one in the beginning. That way you can get rid of the fraction.”

Greg joins Nicole: “Around nine?”

“Ok, I’ll try that. Thanks.” He sits down.

“No problem.”

“Sounds good” I tell Greg and Nicole.

“Ok” Chris comes in as well.

Charlotte starts talking casually to me from the other side of the room, answering what I told her a few hours ago.

“I’ll look at that later.” I tell myself.

“K. And where?” Lia also joins the group.

I get two mails. The first one is from Lee: “Hey, here’s the summary of the last few weeks.”

“Irish pub?”

I take a piece of paper and quickly scramble a “thanks” on it, before mailing it back to him.

“The park?”

The second mail is from Dan. “Hi, I just finished writing the minutes from yesterday evening. Can you quickly look over it to make sure I didn’t forget anything?”

Suggestions for places keep flowing in loudly.

“Hey, how are you?” Elli asks, but I ignore it for the moment. I’ll answer later.

“Can you be quiet for a moment?” I ask them.

They lower their voices.

I skim over what Dan has been writing. I quickly write down: “Hey, I think it’s good as it is.”, and send the piece of paper his way.

“So where do we meet?” I ask.

“I got it now. Thanks again.” Tom gets up and leaves.


I look at my phone. “What was I doing again?”

“You were talking to me.” The girl next to me replies.

“Oh yeah, sorry Liz, you’re right.” I put my phone away. “So how was your day?”

 

 

This is my response to the Daily Post Writing Challenge ‘A Lost Art’ which can be found here: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_writing_challenge/a-lost-art/

I hope you like it (:

-Ben