At school this week I’ve been interviewing members of the staff in front of interested students. My interviews are based on the BBC Radio program Desert Island Discs in which “castaways” are asked to share 8 songs they would take with them if they were to be stranded on a deserted island (I’m asking the staff for 5). In sharing the songs, they get to talk about themselves, the songs being a way to gain insight into the person. PSCS being based as it is on human connection, I thought it would be a great way for the students to better know the staff. And I’m hoping that in future weeks some of the students will allow me to interview them.
Anyway, the tables are being turned on Friday and one of the students is going to interview me about my 5 songs. That got me thinking, of course. One of these songs, “Why” by Annie Lennox, is being chosen by me because it takes me right back to the time illustrated in today’s photo, Chloe’s birth and the months just after. Becoming a parent is a pretty significant life change, and this song works about as well as a time machine would in taking me there.
Today’s Prompt: Identify up to 5 songs you’d take with you to a deserted island.