My Childhood Nightmare Came True

Learning to face the music, one song at a time

Laura Lind
Human Parts
Published in
6 min readApr 9, 2024

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Photo by Artem Bryzgalov on Unsplash

In my family’s soundless Super-8 home movies, I can see my story. I see it in the snippet where I’m a baby, my plump body beside a large speaker, rocking rhythmically. I recognize it in another clip from my babyhood where I’m sitting at my mother’s feet, grasping at her music stand as she plays the guitar.

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Laura Lind
Human Parts

I write articles about music, pop culture, mindfulness, nature, and animals. I enjoy sharing life lessons, memoir, and photos, too.