Music Mondays: Endings and Beginnings

My Music Mondays this summer are taking on a distinctly Phoenician-vibe. Probably because Phoenix exemplifies summer in my mind. Despite all the places I’ve lived over the years, all the summers I’ve spent between Germany and Tennessee, none of them stand out for me quite like summer days and nights in the Sonoran Desert.

Okay. I also turned 29 this year and I think it’s putting me in a very nostalgic mood.

And that nostalgia has been leading me back in time when it comes to music. One of those time periods is the summer before I began high school, when adulthood and the freedoms it would bring (because who thinks of the responsibilities at 14?) felt not-so-very far away and the amazement of new beginnings outweighed the sadness that invariably accompanies endings.

These are some of the songs I remember listening to in the summer of 1997. (In fact, “Reach” made an appearance at my 8th grade graduation.)

Take me back in time. What are some of your “ending and beginning” songs?

1. Reach – Gloria Estefan
2. This Is Your Night – Amber
3. To the Moon and Back – Savage Garden
4. Swallowed – Bush

5. Push – Matchbox 20

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