Music has the power of transporting me to a different place in time. It works as my own time machine. And once in awhile, I am taken to a period in time I wasn’t planning on visiting.
I was at work listening to music and all of a sudden the first cords of Fairground by Simply Red entered my ears. In an instant, I was 19 years old again and I could feel the sorrow I felt at that time, when I thought my whole world was coming to an end. It was around the same time "Fairground" was released, that I got dumped by the boy I thought was the man of my life. I thought I was going to marry him and I thought I would never fall in love with anyone else in the world.
I did not marry him and I did fall in love again. But it was only when I could look at that particular event in hindsight that I realized the universe had something better for me. You know, that boy who dumped me wasn’t such a great person. He cheated on me and deceived me in many ways. I thank him for hurting me so bad, because that break-up was pivotal in many decisions I made later on, decisions which led me to where I am right now.
Sometimes I fight hard the obstacles and difficulties I have to face. Sometimes I wish my life was a breezy walk by the beach. But as I listen to "Fairground", a passage I read in a book called Illusions by Richard Bach, taken its full meaning and I smile, because “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”