Usually when we think of or want to go back to a old love, we most likely think of exes. But for once, try to think of something you may have loved once in your life, not someone. I’m thinking of doing something that I haven’t done since I was probably 11 years old.
Growing up my parents had me involved in so many things that I loved to do; one of them was playing the piano. Now I do recall during this time period, hating going to lessons, hating to practice, but I do remember that I loved listening to the piano and could always visualize myself playing the songs I would listen to. As I got older and went into high school, I had a love for Natalie Merchant, Tori Amos, and all of the other 90s favorites, and wished to be able to just sit at a piano and play like they did.
Fast forward to 1998, when I was in college and I needed classes to take so what did I do, take a beginning piano class, obviously getting an A, but I remember enjoying going to class and playing. I don’t know why I never pushed myself to take more piano lessons/classes after this, but I’m kind of kicking myself that I didn’t.
Here we are 15 years later since that elective class and I have made the decision to go back to an old love. Music has always been a huge part of my life whether it be sitting in my room listening to songs that describe my mood or dancing to express myself. I’ve been blessed with having this major creative side that allows me to be able to express how I feel about certain situations in my life and I feel at this point in my life, piano would be the next best thing.
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with my iHeartRadio app and have had my Lana Del Rey radio station playing all the time. If you’ve never heard of her, you need to look her up. However, it wasn’t until I heard the following song that really struck a nerve with me. It’s a cover song of Bon Iver’s song “Skinny Love” by Birdy. The lyrics, the piano, everything literally speaks to my soul. I will someday, hopefully, be able to play this song or be able to actually just sit and play cover songs that I love.
It’s a release and therapy all in one. If you have an old love, that had you feeling the way music and the piano makes me feel, it’s okay to revisit it. This is the one time in your life that people will give you the thumbs up.
Hope you enjoy the song as much as I do!