A YouTube video went viral a few months ago showing Alzheimer’s residents in nursing homes who seemed to awake from a stupor upon hearing a favorite song from the past.
Obviously, upon re-watching the video I mentally wandered to the year 2075, when my own mind may start to give as a result of tau protein build-up in the brain. What songs will awaken me? From there I thought, well…probably my wedding song. Isn’t that suppose to be one that you never forget, a tune filled with memories of everlasting love, happiness, and excitement? Yes, I think it is. And as long as the marriage doesn’t end in divorce, one’s wedding song may very well be one of the only sounds capable of pulling you out of a near-permanent mental fog. Think: The Notebook.
The point is this: Do not take your wedding song selection lightly. If you are already married, this life-saving lesson isn’t helpful. If you married folks do not regret your wedding song selection, great. If you do regret it, consider a divorce and a second wedding to correct the mistake.
For those yet to marry, I recommend always having a notecard and pen in your back pocket with a running list of your top 3 options. Whenever you hear a potential winner, jot it down. My Top 3 as of this moment…
1) As Time Goes By – Louis Armstrong
2) One and Only – Adele
3) Everything I Do (I Do it For You) – Bryan Adams
If you read this whole post and are feeling generous, please let me know your own choice–I’m always looking for more options.