Welcome back to Throwback Thursday Memory Blog Hop. Lauren and I rotate publishing this challenge every Thursday.
You can use the photo above in your post and tag it with #TBTMemory or #IRememberWhen to make it easier for others to find.
Maybe it’s a song that brings back good memories. Maybe it was your first radio or record player – or iPod depending on your age. Maybe it is the song that always moves you to tears. What song was played at your wedding? Did you have band posters hanging on your bedroom walls? What are your music-connected memories?
As you said, music plays a great role in our lives. We start by listening to what our parents listen to, and then gradually we develop our own taste. And for me the next step was adopting the music my children were listening to as my own.
Growing up, I have memories of the tape recorder playing Beatles songs as my father loved English songs. At the same time, he would listen to oldies like Saigol, Lata, Mukash, and Rafi, great Indian singers. His generation grew up in India before Pakistan came into existence. He went for his master’s degree in public administration to Harvard, Boston in 1969. On his return, he brought back a record player and many LPs. “The Graduate” was his favorite, and to this day I love those songs.
During the time I was growing up, we listened to Indian songs a lot. They were what our generation was listeningto in those days. My older brother was into Boney-M, Bee Gees, Abba, etc and I also started listening to them.
Whenever I hear any of these songs playing, I’m taken back to those teenage years.
Hello, All! Welcome back to “Working on Us” – A series that represents people with mental health illnesses/disorders.
Help Break The Stigma Surrounding Mental Health
In this week’s “Working on Us”, I’d like for us to focus on Mental Health and Holiday Stress. It’s not uncommon that a number of us are dealing with depression, (SAD), Seasonal Affective Disorders, Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and just plain… Not being in the holiday spirit.
Some of us are dealing with feelings of despair, loneliness, and/or isolation. Guess what? You’re not alone with feeling what your feeling at all. And, as we all say… “It’s okay to not feel okay.”
I myself, have been dealing with these feelings. Heck, I haven’t even set up the little Christmas tree I purchased last year.
For those of us who are having a tough time, why don’t we try to send a little holiday cheer to make one another smile and laugh?
Write about a favorite holiday memory?
What was one of the funniest things that took place during the holiday season?
Share with us, your favorite holiday movie?
Share with us, your favorite holiday song?
Share with us, a funny holiday meme?
What was the funniest gift you ever received?
Write your own post and create a pingback to the original post here.
There are no right or wrong answers. Write in any format you see fit. (Answer’s, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, poem, short prose…anything, and/or narrative).
You can do one or all prompts.
You have from December 18th through December 27th to submit your entries, (Friday).
Please reblog the original post in order to spread more awareness.
( If you the blogger have a suggestion/question you want to ask in the future weeks, please submit them in the comment section of this post).
Plus, as an added bonus, whoever responds to the following prompts will automatically be reblogged to promote your blog site and spread more awareness!
This holiday memory dated back to my childhood. That means it’s around fifty years old.
In holidays we visited my aunt who lived in a seaside city. We were very excited as we were going by train. It was the most wonderful journeyfor children of our age, that is; 10, 8 and 7 and we enjoyed it to the fullest. We spend a night on the train and had a lot of fun.
Once at my aunt’s place, we visited the ocean for the first time in our lives. And you can imagine how excited we were. The boat rides, the beach visits all were so memorable!
Is not a holiday movie at all. I love all animated movies and anyone of them would be my favoriteduringholiday season.
321 Quote Me is NO LONGER a tagging game – it is now a Community Prompt Game only, as in if any of my readership wish to take part – they can do so freely on their own steam and not through either a ‘tagging’ or an obligation to play.
Guidelines: 3.2.1 Quote Me!
Post 3 quotes on topic
Post 2 pieces of music on topic.
Display one image which represents the topic in your eyes.
This week’s theme ishomeand the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Home” recorded by Lene Lovich in 1978:
Home is where the heart is
Home is so remote
Home is just emotion
Sticking in my throat
Image credit to the Happy Color app.
Home is not a place, it’s a state of mind. One can have a cozy and comfortable home and yet not be happy there and a person can live in a small shack and be content. Some carry the image of a perfect home in their hearts, forever trying to bring it into reality. And when they sometimes attain that perfection, they find out that it’s not what they wanted. I feel that home is a metaphor for a place of ease and peace. Being home means to me a state of mind free from stress and worry. A place where I am me and there are no rules other than mine.
You open the door and shout, I’m home
Take off your shoes and shed the stress
Nothing is more welcoming than the scent of your own hearth