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Friday’s mean it’s time for the Stretched Ice Breaker. Each week, I ask a question that is meant to “break the ice” and help The Stretched Community get to know one another just a little bit better. Once the question is on the table so to speak, I’ll answer it in the post. Then it’s your turn to answer the question in the comments. Ready or not, here it comes!
Question (it’s not actually in question form this week): Share a song that takes you back to a memory moment. While you’re at it, share a little bit about the memory.
My Answer: Lot’s of songs take me back to memories of getting to know my wife. For example, Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton will always take me back to our first dance. In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel brings me back to the same evening when everyone cleared the dance floor to watch Leanne and I dance together. And The Best Thing In Life by Big Tent Revival takes me back to the first band we saw together at Creation 1997.
Recently, I was introduced to a new band who is apparently popular – Mumford & Sons. Roll Away Your Stone off their Sigh No More album takes me back to the streets of Xenacoj, Guatemala. Our Casas por Cristo team leader, Josh Crabbs, drove around in a beat up Mazda pick-up truck. I had the privilege of driving with him to and from the job site everyday during our house build project. At the end of the day, Josh would plug his iPod into the car radio and introduce me to new songs and artists as he relaxed after a hard days work. Once of the songs he played was Roll Away Your Stone. I remember riding through Xenacoj with the windows down, the music blaring, and the emotions riding high. Thanks Josh and students for opening me up to a whole new brand of music!
There you have it. Now it’s your turn. Share your answers in the comments. I can’t wait to read your responses!