Sunday, March 08, 2009
Whenever the song Dream Weaver comes on the radio while I'm driving I immediately change the station before the first few cords have played. This is not because I don't like the song. In fact, I really like it, but I can't bring myself to listen to it while driving. Any guesses as to why?
When I was 16 I was in my first car accident. The song Dream Weaver was playing on the radio. On the night of October 22nd, 2005, when a 16 year old driver turned left in front of me, Dream Weaver was again playing on the radio. Now, logically, the song has nothing to do with the accident. It's merely a coincidence, but whenever I hear that song begin this little voice in my head says "change the station or else it might happen again".
My experience is that if I change the station nothing bad will happen. Of course I had heard the song on the radio while driving many times before that fateful night and no horrible events occurred. There's absolutely no reason for me to think that it is the harbinger of doom, but that song is now forever linked with my shattered memory of the events that led to the fire that took my legs.
As silly a habit as it is, I feel safer when I change the station. It's an odd thing, I know, but I thought you might all find it interesting.
It's a song that was played at my Mother's funeral and is one I always loved to hear but because of the way it was presented at her funeral, I find it hard to listen to and sing, even in church. It's getting better but still brings back the memory of that painful time.
May God bless you and ease your unease in listening to a song you like while driving.
That's interesting about "Dream Weaver". (Too bad it couldn't have been some annoying song! :-)
Why has it been so long since we've seen each other? We need to get together soon!
Well, keep thinking good thoughts my friend..good thoughts!! Where is that book deal anyway? You have a way with words...
Can't blame you for changing the station; I'd do it too!