About four years afterwards, I’d just gotten into my first job and was walking around the mall after a long day. Matt Hales’ lyrics start blaring into the speakers, instantly recognizable to my ears. I noted words, googled it upon reaching home and found Aqualung’s “Brighter Than Sunshine”!
What a fairy-tale.
Love burns brighter than sunshine
It helps me remember: in the rush of things, the few elements remaining constant, they’re the essentials. I cling to essentials.
Music like this, it’s stepping into another page in history. Not a better time, not worse even–just, different. It’s an acquired, albeit, displaced taste. I’m slowly learning to accept that there’s nothing wrong with that.