Occasionally at work I listen to Pandora. I love music for many reasons, but one of the specific things I love is that it can trigger memories. “Do You Remember” by Phil Collins came on my station today. When it came out on his “…But Seriously” album in 1990, I was at the beginning of a relationship that unknowingly would last for the next 18 years (friend, boyfriend, friend, boyfriend, nothing). I remember watching the video (they still played videos back then) and being amazed at all the similarities between it and my life with/feelings about this person. Hearing the song, even 20+ years later, takes me right back to all of those bittersweet feelings. But that’s ok. I’ve learned that sometimes you have to experience the bitter to appreciate the sweet. I definitely had both with this person but I wouldn’t change a thing. Yes, I remember. And I’m glad that I do.