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In 2006 I got the chance to study abroad in Greece, and it was truly one of the greatest times of my life. During the trip, I fell asleep almost every night to Josh Groban’s album Closer. I love assigning music to different experiences, as I can listen to the music later and be transported back to that awesome time of my life. In Athens, the place I stayed at looked straight out onto the Parthenon.

Parthenon at NightIt doesn’t get much better than this.

The Parthenon has light shining on it at night, and it’s absolutely beautiful. I’d leave the curtains open at night, and fall asleep looking at the Parthenon. Amazing, right? I wish I could be transported back to those nights just for a few days. I close my eyes, listen to the music, and am transported back to a truly wonderful time of my life. I didn’t know it then, but that trip was the foundation to a lot of growth in my life, and I’m thankful for that time.

Parthenon at SunsetParthenon at sunset.

As I’m sitting here in the middle of the night (just one of those nights where I’m sleepy but can’t actually sleep), I thought I’d spend a few minutes listening to the music and being consumed with those memories. I thought I’d share two of the songs that stand out to me from my time falling asleep looking at the Parthenon:

This song is “Si Volvieras A Mi”- I immediately feel like I’m looking at the Parthenon when I hear this song.

And I just love this song. I learned to play it on the piano back in high school, and every time I felt stressed or overwhelmed I’d play it- awesome stress reliever!

 Now it’s your turn to share! Do you have a song that reminds you of a great time of life? What song/experience is it?

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