Which song brings you the best memories? David McMahon of Author Blog asks this question for his weekly feature Weekend Wandering.
The song that brings back the best memories is not one from my youth, it is not a love song, or even a hymn. It's a 70's Rock Song - one that reminds me of the triumph of my son over an aggressive tumor. He was bald as a bowling ball, sick as a dog and down in the dumps - chemo will do that to you.
My husband had just bought me a new digital video camera for my birthday, and I decided to try it out and video Ty's expressions while his favorite song was playing. I'm so glad I did, it captured one of my most treasured moments and I didn't even know it until I played it back.
***Side note: Ty does not speak, he suffered a brain inflammation when he was 2 months old that disabled him, but he does make noise. Does he ever! Whenever a favorite song of his comes on, he dances along moving what he can and hootin' and hollerin'.***
This time was no exception. I played Queen's "We Will Rock You" and turned on the camera. Sure enough he put on his usual show, keeping time to the steady beat. When I played back the film, he seemed to say "Rock You" - twice! It is one of the few times he has spoken in his short life, and it reminds me of his amazing spirit. See what you think (look for it at the 12-second mark).
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