Favourite Music Friday: Stay on These Roads by a-ha

A-ha’s music has been part of my whole life (literally — their first song was released the year before I was born) and I still love their music just as much as I did when I was younger. Mind you, it probably helped me learn English quite a bit, now that I think about it… Anyway, “Stay On These Roads” remains one of my favourite songs.

One (very) nice thing about growing up was that my mom and I had the same taste in music. Although it also meant that I couldn’t “rebel” by listening to something like Linkin Park or Blind Guardian. ‘Cause mom liked their music as well!

I think one thing that’s made this week a bit difficult for me, was that we heard on Sunday that my gran’s younger sister passed away. Now, my grandparents both died 19 years ago and my mom 9 years ago, but as anyone who’s lost very close family will tell you,* the pain doesn’t actually go away. And I found that, this week, I really miss them. I may have even felt a bit sorry for myself for being an orphan. Luckily, however, these acute feelings do fade again and you can remind yourself that there’s just a curtain between this world and the next, really. That we will meet again.

*My sister, mother, and I lived with my grandparents, so we were very close. 

By Carin Marais

Bibliophile, writer of speculative fiction, non-fiction, and maybe-fiction, language practitioner, doer of stuff.

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