Then, I spotted something interesting. There were a bunch of CDs without a case, and there was writing all over them. I realized, someone else burned these CDs and made a mix of a bunch of different songs. I was so...taken by them...that I just had to have them. It was a risk, but I couldn't help myself. I bought maybe 4 of these CDs, took them home, and listened to them. It was all a mystery to me. I didn't know what to expect. I felt so relieved when the first song came on, and I instantly recognized it. I knew there would be a whole array of songs that I could listen to on these CDs.
Because I was so excited about the first 4 CDs, I decided to go back to the thrift store and buy a few more. In fact, I bought 6 more. And I repeated the process, and found myself loving every second. I loved the idea of not knowing what I was gonna get.
Sorry, I know the lighting is really bad. But I listened to all of the songs on the CD and I noticed that the mix of songs was SUPER diverse. Like I'll hear Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Lil Jon, Soulja Boy, Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus, N*SYNC, Fergie, the person who wrote Milkshake, Pussycat Dolls, and basically anything. It ranged from girly to hip hop/ rap.
Strangely, I found myself analyzing the whole thing. "So the person who made these CDs loves music. They love different styles of music. They love songs I have NEVER heard of before and a lot that I did like. And based on what they wrote on the CD, they loved to have fun.
So, I gave myself an idea. Throughout the summer, I think it would be a cool idea to search the thrift store for used journals, old CD mixes, or anything that might tell me the story of another person. I have no clue who these people are, but in someway, I'll find something out about them. After listening to all of the CDs, I have an idea of what that person was like. I am very excited to explore.
Hey, life is like a pile of self-burned CDs...you never know what you're gonna get.