The next theme for ‘Latitude’ is ‘Memories’
Oscar Wilde said a memory is the ‘diary we all carry around with us’.
Memories can warm you up from the inside. But they also can tear you apart.
Bittersweet, regret, disappointment, lost love, suffering.
“Stephen kissed me in the spring,
Robin in the fall,
But Colin only looked at me
And never kissed at all.
Stephen’s kiss was lost in jest,
Robin’s lost in play,
But the kiss in Colin’s eyes
Haunts me night and day.”
Sara Teasdale, The collected Poems.
Songs and smells will bring you back to a moment in time more than anything else.
Certain songs from the 70’s will bring me back to tank tops and tight jeans, dancing at the school social or spending endless summer days at the river.
The smell of a newborn baby, mother’s perfume, grandma’s cooking or carpenter’s work clothes bring back warm and fuzzy memories.
And of course there is all those lovely photographs taken with the old ‘Box Brownie’ and Instant ‘Polaroid’ cameras.People and places.
Perhaps you have a dodgey memory and can never find things or remember appointments…………now, where did I put those keys…..?
Hope you have fun with this theme. Linden.