Do you have something in your life that takes you back? A certain smell, location or food that brings back memories from your childhood or youth? I do and I didn't realize it is my trigger until a few months ago. My trigger is the song Take the Long Way Home by Suptertramp.
I'm not even sure where I heard it, it must of been a tv show. When I heard those first few notes of that wailing harmonica I had to stop to catch my breath. As I closed my eyes, I was 7 years old again standing outside my aunt's and uncle's house hanging out with my way cool older cousins with that song playing in the background. I then felt tears in my eyes. I saw my uncle, my grandma and my mom, everyone that I love that is gone. And I felt safe.
I couldn't believe the reaction I had, I haven't reacted that strongly to anything. Of course I had to download the song to my iPod. I play that song when I'm feeling down or just want to remember what it feels like to be a kid again. I'm glad I found this song again.
(The video in the link is better quality than the video embedded below)