It was like a lighted match had been tossed into my soul.
It was like a dam had broken in my heart.

From The Song Remembers When
Trisha Yearwood 

The lyric is about a song unexpectedly bringing back long-forgotten memories of someone. But these lines really capture for me the experience of discovering Aikido. Something clicked internally. Perhaps, like the song, it is a kind of remembering, too. Not memories of another, but of who I am.