As I listened to them this week, with the sun streaming through the windows and my life in a very different location, I wondered what I would say to myself on the days when I was putting this assortment together. I actually sent a message to the friend I made the mix for and asked if I was really such a drag to be around as my collection seemed to portray. Was I so afraid, so alone, so desperately in need of escaping from myself, as these songs implied.
It fascinates me to see how much the music I listen to can sum up an era. I haven't bought any new music in several years, not because I don't love it anymore, but because it is not in my budget, and so easily accessible online that it hasn't made sense to invest. If I made a mix today, it would definitely be lacking in anything up to date, but I'd like to hope I would chose a few more hopeful songs with people, rather than those ones I turn to when I'm in need of serious music therapy :)