Oct 5, 2014

One Of Those Days....

A photograph can be an instant of life captured
for eternity that will never cease looking back at you...

Yesterday was just one of those days I felt the need to go back in time.  Nothing bad or wrong
 about it as long as I don't "stay" there.  To do so I pulled out old pictures.  And of course 
as I looked at them I was once again transported to another place, another time and 
the memories came back vividly.  Nothing one can do about that.

So I enjoyed them.  I reminisced and some of the memories had me crying. Crying for 
what was and what no longer is.  For people who came into my life and who
 are  now gone.  Again nothing one can do about that.  The above picture 
was in Palm Springs California, one of the most beautiful times
 in my life and one of the saddest at the same time.

Looking back I found pictures of me and my sisters when we were so young. When we
 had no care in the world and had no clue where our lives would take us.  Looking
 back it is hard to imagine that we would all go through so many rough moments
 and get stronger through all of this.  Life is a lesson like no other.

Sometimes it is good to look back and see how it used to be.  It brings so much
into perspective.  When we were younger all we wanted to do was grow up, leave home
and be independent.  That we have done, but what we never realized was how difficult
it was also going to be.  What we took for granted, is something we have learned now
 as adults.  Life is not easy, but you do the best you can with what you have.

Suddenly it seemed to me that I looked back from a great distance on that smile and saw it all
 again - the smile and the day, the whole sunny, sad, funny, wonderful day and all the
 days that we had spent here together. What was I going to do when such days
 came no more? There could not be many; for we were are family growing old. 
And how would I learn to live without these people? I who needed them so
 little that I could stay away all year - what should I do without them.

These moments come and they go.  But it takes a while to forget.

To all of you, have a good day.  Ever had a memory that sneaks 
out of your eye, and rolls down your cheek?

A new day starts.  All is good here.  Happy Sunday to all!

Every now and then my heart wanders back in time 
and all those old feelings awaken the memories in my mind..