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Weekends were some of the best times growing up for me. On the weekends I would go to my grandmother’s house, which was full of loving relatives, and stay from Friday to Sunday. I had to be at least seven to eight at the time and Saturdays stood out like a sore thumb. Every Saturday my grandparents had their routine of going food shopping. It would take at least forty-five minutes to an hour just to get to ShopRite. What highlighted the ride was the music my grandparents played in the car. It was a mix of 50’s-80’s music station that was being played on the radio. I can remember me in the back seat of a dark blue, four-door, 1984 Fleetwood Cadillac; strapped in listening. The music seemed as if it was knitting a music blanket in my brain. It had me feeling like I was watching a lady on her porch in a rocketing chair, her radio on, and her hand goes up and down, in and out with every thread, creating a music blanket. As I get closer and closer to the porch, I look soul-stirringly into this carefully crafted blanket. I see this collage of music greats sewed together to create memories that has passed through decades of generations. The patterns of Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole, and Ray Charles perfectly woven together with Teddy Pendergrass, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder; all for me. I am sitting in the back of the car, the further my grandfather drives, the more I seep into the music. Until the music just curls me up into a soundless childhood sleep. It’s moments like this one that has been embedded in me to help shape who I am today. As time passes on, the more classic music becomes for us all. The impact of timeless music can and has stored memories that even if you heard them today never gets old. Just think, every time you hear a certain song it just takes you away, puts you right in that happy, sad, or even angry moment of time. Whatever music blanket that is in your brain’s mental storage, is there for a specific reason. Whether hard times or good times, the life-long memories that music has created makes life much more valuable to endure.

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One day I came home from a hard day’s work. It was one of those days that had me feeling like I was in a Rocky, Apollo Creed fight. When I walked in the door I was greeted by the loving arms of my girlfriend. She embraced me like she was seeing her favorite artist for the first time. She could see in my face that the day just took so much from me. As we both walked to my room, I felt like I was going to lie on my bed and sleep into another world. When I got there I didn’t even think about my clothes, I just jumped right onto my bed. I guess my girlfriend decided to turn on the radio and put in my favorite music album. I closed my eyes sinking  into my bed as the album got deeper. I could feel the albums sounds knowing the right emotion to play at that moment. Track after track played like fingers caressing my back, slowly whispering in my ear; knowing exactly what I needed for me to feel a certain mental calmness. The tracks of the album felt like a musical quilt wrapping me in a climax of relaxation. Then all of a sudden I opened my eyes, and I realized there wasn’t any music playing at all. All that time it was my girlfriend doing this to me. She knew, at that moment of time, exactly what I needed to help me through the night like my favorite music album. A relationship with a person can be just like an album. There will be tracks on the album you don’t understand. You will even come across some of the album that you don’t listen to. But when you’re in a time of need that album will always be the one that helps the most. That night I recognized how she was the album for me at that time of my life. I didn’t have a clue if I would keep that album forever, or if it was a classic at all, but I do know in that moment she was the album of my life.

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