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Writer's Block: Down on Memory Lane
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What is your earliest childhood memory?
My earliest childhood memory is laying in my Mom's bed "just being sad" because the dog had chewed my favorite music box which was a 1 ft tall wooden rocking horse... Blue plaid saddle on it and yellow yarn hair. I made her keep the music box from inside of it and keep winding it up for me.. Everytime it played I just cried my eyes out.

Thinking about it now still brings tears to my eyes, I can still precisely pinpoint that exact moment in time. And that immense wave of sadness passes over me again every single time! I wound up the horse everytime I went to bed, it became a part of that routine that helped me sleep. At that point in my life, being 3 years old, the saddest thing that could happen to me was destruction of a familiar and comforting sight/sound. And music was what came out of it.. Maybe that's why I feel like a song can have such a huge effect on me to this day.... I have a playlist to sleep to, I have several playlists for when I'm getting ready for a night on the town, I have a sad playlist that I throw on when I'm feeling down and just lay in bed and listen to all the lyrics. I still do that. Sad time is spent in bed, everywhere else I am happy. Bed is a very personal place for me.


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