I also believe that music is the closest thing to time travel that we have right now. How often do we hear an old song and immediately are transported to that particular time in our lives when we first heard it? Or the first time it held a special meaning to us? That first love. Our first heartbreak. That first time we hung out at the mall with our friends, sans parents. When I hear an old Bon Jovi song or an old Journey song, I'm transported back in time to the Meadowlands Arena that I'd frequented almost weekly to see one of my favored 80s bands. I can listen to Jon's Runaway, close my eyes and remember that New Year's Eve concert in 1986. Jon prancing around onstage in his tight leather pants and long frosted hair.
And what Air Supply song doesn't send me back to my middle school years?
Everyday I have to listen to music. And everyday it inspires me in something I am doing that day. An old song, a new song, a rock song or a metal song. Alternative Pop, SKA, or whatever it is that Disney's stars sing...it all plays a part in my day. In my life. In my heart.