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Sometimes, Music Has Perfect Timing
By Paige Schneweis
3/25/2013 1:16:00 PM

I think one of my favorite things about music is that it can find you when you least expect it, and yet need it the most.

Prime example…

It’s been a while since I’ve heard a newly released popular song that I’ve actually gotten attached to and played on repeat for days, weeks.  Less than a month ago, though, I finally heard one!  It’s called “Just Give Me a Reason,” and it’s by P!nk, featuring Nate Ruess, the frontman of a band I love a lot, fun.  It’s a pretty simple song, but I love the way their voices sound together.  I listen to this song whenever I get the chance, and whenever it comes on the radio, that volume knob gets cranked to the right.

Well, a couple weeks ago, I had just gotten off work at my other job, Cambus (yes, I drive buses).  There was an Iowa men’s basketball game that night, and when I was trying to leave to get home, I got caught in all of the traffic that was leaving Carver-Hawkeye Arena.  Going nowhere fast, I was starting to get frustrated.  It was 10 pm, I hadn’t been home since 8 that morning, and it was really only a five minute drive normally.  Just as I thought I might lose it, something caught my ear.  I realized it was the radio, playing what else, but my new favorite song!  With a sigh of relief, I turned that volume knob to the right and settled back into the driver’s seat, content to spend the extra time enjoying the music.  The song isn’t particularly special; it’s not a masterpiece by any means, but I always love hearing it, and somehow the radio gods knew that then would be a great time to play it.

“Music washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life.” – Berthold Auerbach


Ever have a time when music seemed to find you at just the right moment?  I encourage you to share!




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