Life goes on and you start getting older. I’m happy to be able to do so, truly. I’m here, but I confess that, sometimes, I’ve got the feeling that time slips through my fingers and everything goes by too fast. I’d like to stop the clock and live more intensely this period where everything is good. My family, my work, my friends. It’s what I want: to be OK, to be happy and for the people surrounding me to be happy as well, so we can all share it. Even though I’ve got moments of wistfulness from the past, like those long summers, going out with friends until really late at night after having danced like crazy, moments of peace in which to talk to your best friend without mattering where, how or when… I believe, as well, that this current period that I’m living now is comfortable, and the only thing I’d like to have is more time for everything, and not let good moments slip by so quickly. I’d like to catch them on the fly and keep them in a box so that everything would be in slow motion, and appreciate them without haste. And I’m learning that if you want to, you can do it. You just have to be ready to do so, and believe it.
That’s why the book by Alfred and David Picó, BOJOS PER LA MÚSICA DELS 80! (‘CRAZY FOR THE MUSIC OF THE 80s’) has reminded me of the greatest moments I’d love to relive, along with sound tracks such as ‘Bailando’, from Alaska; ‘The river’, by Bruce Springsteen; ‘Taken on me’, by a-Ha; or ‘Thriller’, by Michael Jackson. It gives me the feeling that in the 90s, when we listened to music from the 80s, everything was slower and longer, but it’s not true, because you feel it more strongly as time goes by and you take consciousness of it. As a 20-year-old you still don’t have the feeling that time is slipping by, and reading this book by the Picó brothers is a breath of fresh air, of memories, that can be the perfect gift for this Saint George’s day for anyone who loves music and for anyone that manages to remember unforgettable moments in life through music, with a soundtrack playing on the background wherever they go.
Music, like books, are a part of life, they make it richer, and this mix of music and books becomes the perfect gift for when you want to take a break, relax and start to think about magical moments, making a mental album of those memories and trying to enjoy them once again, here and now, because if you want to, you can do it. Even more so if music comes along with you.