Sunday, January 28, 2018

Nostalgia

Photo taken our first year in this new house when morning mist caught the sun's rays.
The day is very gray and rainy, and while I love this moodiness in my British mystery shows, I do get somber when I have been inside for too many days with nothing to call me outside. My groups of acquaintances are all in stasis and many of my projects have come to a close or a long pause. It would be nice to go out to lunch with friends, but most are in Florida soaking up the sunny weather. Hubby has been sick on and off, which at our age can hang heavy on one's mind. So I get nostalgic and put on a Carole King DVD.  This is music which I had listened to in my mid-twenties (although it was a reel to reel tape back then) right after we were married and living in a small apartment on a tiny island in the South Pacific, far from family and friends.   We were more than enough for each other as newlyweds with so much to explore and new jobs to challenge us.

I remember a man who was decades older than us managing a fishing plant there saying "You will remember these days as some of the best of your lives, so pay attention."  We were having so much fun, and he was right as I look back on those times with a smile.

So today I am also trying to get my scanner, which is acting up, to scan some of the old slides that bring back memories.  Who were those naive kids with the world in a bucket of sunlight???




16 comments:

  1. Ahhh... memories. It's good to have them to look back on and enjoy. Now you've got me thinking. I did scan all our old photos. I think I'll go look at them now. Sigh...

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  2. So much time indoors this time of year brings out the good memories. It sounds like a wonderful time in your lives.

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  3. Look at those two beautiful young folks. :)

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  4. Love it! Don't you wish you could sit down at that table and chat with that young couple?

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  5. January does that too you. I was just taking a trip down memory lane last week while cleaning out some old files in our home office.

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  6. so wide-eyed and optimistic! did you ever think you'd reach this point in your life? yet look at all you've experienced, all you've seen...and you will do more when the weather turns. in the meantime, i hope you find quiet contentment in the rest of the winter, and that spring comes to you early this year.

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  7. Those kinds of photos bring back memories of both events and feelings.

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  8. I love both of those photos. And yes, weren't we young and optimistic in those days? I guess we still are, just looking at life from the perspective of maturity. It's fun to look back and get lost in those memories. :-)

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  9. I also spent this grey weekend going through pictures. My neck hurt when I finally finished going through with what had to be thousands, but it was a good time. We forget all the happy times, but thankfully we have the photos to remind us of how lucky we have been.

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  10. my 20s were not so fun and exciting and not in any kind of exotic location but I have had some fun experiences during the time I was a river guide but that much later in my life.

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  11. In the past, I have been fortunate to always want to be where I was, the age I was, and feel the joy in it. I think it's been harder for me now as it's easy to look back and think wish I could do that now. Instead, I want to be totally into being old and making this feel like the best time ever. It is after all, all I have

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  12. Such a happy time!

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  13. What a beautiful couple
    and I also look back over many years with a smile on my face, so many memories and strange at this time in my 80's the wonderful memories surface and truly do not even think of a difficult one 40 years ago, it is like it has been erased from my mind. I now think of my many blessisngs, children and grandchildren and now my first great grandson and just smile.

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  14. You have had such fun team adventures! Great memories!

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