- Date: 13th February 2018
- Lucidity: 3 / 10
- Vividity: 9 / 10
- Realism: 8 / 10
It was the beginning of a long journey ahead.
Snow poured heavily down onto the earth and with each step you sunk further into its grasp. Our group reached the first checkpoint and the device stood there like a plaque welcoming its visitors. An eerie feeling of having done this whole trip before struck me and as I held the device I somehow knew what I had to do. A certain combination allowed me to unlock items and upgrades that would have been impossible to think of attaining before.
I got back into the line of fellow friends and we kept digging our way through the snow, slowly creating a path just small enough for us to walk in a line. Most of us were exhausted from the journey, however I had gained a strength unbeknownst to them because of the device i’d found so I took the lead from time to time pretending it was through sheer willpower that pushed me through the snow.
Avicii struck a chord in our young hearts just as our hearts were growing up. Much of us grew up with his music whilst in a time of self-discovery and love finding. His music told stories of love and heartbreak; of being young, wild and free to live the life that we’ve dreamed.
Passing away at such a young age he reminds us that each and every new day is a gift, and although that day may bring pain and sorrow, there will be many more which will bring us joy and happiness. He reminds us to live in the moment and follow the voice inside our hearts. To love like there’s nothing more important on this earth because he knew that in this life we will come across times where the fog, darkness and loneliness can feel like it consumes us, but to remember that love is always there to shine through and saves us.
Below are some of my favourite snippets of his lyrics, I’m sure that we can all relate and remember him what he has brought to us through his music.
Rest In Peace Tim Bergling and thank you for everything ❤
“Feeling my way through the darkness. Guided by a beating heart.
I can’t tell where the journey will end but I know where to start”
– Wake me up
“Under the tree where the grass don’t grow. We made a promise to never get old. You had a chance and you took it on me. And I made a promise that I couldn’t keep”
– The Days
“Now as you wade through shadows that live in your heart. You’ll find the light that leads on. Cause I see you for you and your beautiful stars. So take my hand, don’t let go”
– Broken Arrows
“Hey, when face to face with all our fears. Learned our lessons through the tears. Made memories we knew would never fade”
– The Nights
“You said that we would always be. Without you I feel lost at sea. Through the darkness you’d hide with me. Like the wind we’d be wild and free.
– Without you
Stop. Pause. Sit alone on top of a busy rooftop bar.
I’ve been here a dozen times and not once have I ever noticed how the lights shine and shimmer around me. I’ve never noticed the couple by the side table enjoying a conversation over German beer, a giant pretzel and a beautiful meal. Ive never noticed the beat of the music in the background, but I do see everyone who moves along with it. I’ve never noticed all the quiet souls who blend in seeking a temporary block from life, a way to fast forward in time to a place we dream, a way to forget what we have lost, a way to calm our heavy beating hearts.
I’ve never noticed, until the day that I am one myself.
Stay strong my friends. Love, Jason.