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I'm a Funeral Services graduate embarking on a new career. I graduated high school in 1981, served honorably in the United States Navy from 1982-1986, been married since 1986, and have one son. I've relocated to a new state and have begun working in my chosen profession of Funeral Services, and I've never been happier.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Nostalgia

This post is not related to work, but I feel compelled to put it down anyway. I have been feeling very nostalgic lately, and I'm not sure why. I find myself longing for things from my past. I found ELO's "Don't Walk Away" on Spotify. That took me back to my high school days when "Xanadu" was in the movie theater I worked at. I would be sure to step into the auditorium every time that sequence was onscreen. I actually ordered the movie from Amazon, and I watched it this past weekend. More recently I've been listening to The Cars "Drive." That takes me back to my Navy days. That was a big hit and would play frequently in the bars we would go to. Periodically I'll dream that I'm back in the Navy, either on my old ship or a different one, but with my old crewmates. I find myself missing my high school friends, but when I reconnect with them I find we don't have much to talk about it, and very quickly the Inbox is no longer receiving messages, so I stopped trying. I bought a book where you fill in answers to questions about your childhood and schooling and experiences and such, and I've started filling that in so my son will know more about me when it's finished.

What I don't understand is why I'm feeling this way. I love my life, my family, my job. Why do I feel the need to call up these memories and feelings from so many years ago?

3 Comments:

Blogger chirish said...

Well you can't know where you're going if you don't understand where you've been. It's good to reflect.

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also do a lot of reminiscing about my younger, simpler years. Life these days is not easy, so many worries, feeling older than my 51 yrs. I absolutely love to listen to music that is attached to certain events....only if they're good memories tho.
I've read that often times people embellish their memories unknowingly, so they seem more fantastic than the experience really was in reality. I think I do that when I'm depressed, I have a lot of bad stretches where I use this tactic to bring back that feeling of joy. I don't know, I think this is a normal type of thing as we get older and realize how fast our lives have gone by. Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, David Bowie, CSNY, to name a few of my fav "oldies"...

Karla

12:12 AM  
Blogger Granimore said...

Moody Blues, Neil Diamond, movie soundtracks; all were a large part of my younger years. I do branch out occasionally. Fountains of Wayne is a new favorite.

3:14 PM  

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