Sunday Poser # 12

Welcome to another Sunday Poser

Nostalgia hits us unawares. Certain songs, smells, or photographs trigger these feelings when we would remember events or people and places of the past with longing.

I feel nostalgic when I hear a song from my younger days. Any favorite which I used to listen to constantly, as young people are prone to do.

The feeling: “Ah those were the days” is mostly tinted with rose-colored memories. We delete the unpleasant things from our past and magnify the good ones.

But it is still enjoyable to take a walk down the memory lane and relive those carefree days in our memory. I am very lucky that I am in touch with most of my childhood friends and we still have the same level of camaraderie with each other. The best kind of nostalgic trips are the ones we take together with our friends. The phrase, ” do you remember when…. ” starts an avalanche of memories of good and funny moments from the past.

What triggers your nostalgia and where does it takes you?

Kindly share your thoughts in the comments.

Thanks for reading.

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41 thoughts on “Sunday Poser # 12

  1. I lived in northern Indiana from 1956-62. The pastor of the church we attended had three daughters who were very talented. We, (my cousin, me and the girls) would sit around their piano and sing. The oldest two played piano; all three had beautiful voices.

    When I hear “Where the Boys Are” or ” Cathy’s Clown” by Connie Francis or songs by the Everly brothers, I think of them. They could harmonize as well as anyone, but it was never appreciated.

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  2. Music has always played a vital role in nostalgia for me. I would sit at the piano and play for my Mum, knowing she was remembering the oldies from yesteryear and would sing along. Dementia may have robbed her of her current memories, but the old ones were fresh and like new for her.

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  3. Music definitely hits my nostalgia button. As I was driving Daughter to work last night, a song from the 80s came on the radio and I was singing along. I told her it was ridiculous that I couldn’t remember what I did yesterday, but I could remember all the words to a song that was close to 40 years old.
    We actually talked about Dementia and how music is stored in a different part of the brain.
    Different songs take me different places. Some are good, some are bad.
    Anything 80s takes me back to my teens. Not always great, but those were memory making years. That last time I was carefree and had very few real responsibilities.

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  4. For me, it’s when I fondly remember my childhood days in Germany, playing adventurously with my friends. We’d create spy scenarios, chase each other, build forts in the woods. It was all so much fun to be with them, not care or have any responsibilities in those hours we were together. It was just fun and filled with joy. πŸ™‚

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  5. Libraries.
    In this country, there used to be a library in every town. So many have closed down over the past couple of decades. It is sad. So much of my childhood was spent at the library.

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    1. That’s so sad that libraries are closing down. It used to be so much fun going there every week when I was a child. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Mel

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  6. These days I find myself very nostalgic about when the boys were little. I’ve written a couple of poems about their childhoods, and more will be forthcoming. I think it’s because they are now 21 and almost 17. Love the young men they are now, and the young men they are becoming, however, I miss them running around and jumping in my arms. ❀️ Lovely prompt, Sadje, thanks, my friend.

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  7. I would say music is my biggest trigger of nostalgia, pictures a close second. Unfortunately I did not have a lot of friends who have stayed in close contact from my childhood days. But just this past week I saw a picture of a snow sculpture that really took me back in time to my youth. The last time I talked nostalgia with someone was with my sister. Great question Sadje!

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