Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “home.” Use it as a noun, a verb, an adjective, or an adverb. Enjoy!
“You can’t go home again.”
No truer words have ever been spoken.
Of course, gathering as families or connecting with old friends can be a pleasant experience but how often do our hopeful expectations of somehow being transported back to a ‘happy place and time’ come true? I guess that all depends on how specific one’s expectations are.
I know some people would probably say that my initial declaration is a bunch of nonsense. That’s cool. I don’t intend to ‘harsh’ anyone’s experience.
But for me, the sugar-coated memories I have are too precious to experiment with by adding a 2.0 version. I’m well aware of the selective nature of our memories. Heck… I never even put much stock in any ‘eyewitness accounts’.
I also realize that there are varying levels of optimism and pessimism in each of us. Some people dwell only on the pleasant memories and others (sadly) give too much of their time and energy to the unpleasant ones. Either way, there’s no doubt that we have embellished those memories.
So, for me, ‘there’s no going home again’. And that isn’t a sad concept.
Perhaps, we who choose to take the path of blowing off high school reunions or trips to childhood ‘stomping grounds’ have a concept of life as an ever-flowing journey of learning and collecting experiences and are compelled to keep moving forward. Reflection on our ‘roads taken’ is a marvelous affirming experience but there’s no return trip in our itinerary. We prefer keeping our memories like a classic movie- without alterations, modern revisions or remakes.
A case might even be made that people who keep “moving on” value the route they’ve taken the most.
Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you make some new beautiful memories this weekend.
6 thoughts on “SoCS- 9-24-22-Home- Our Personal Journey”
I always have a sweet time with my daughters, but I also avoid reunions and such, maybe for different reasons to you though. My best times are now! I don’t wanna think much about high school 😜
I agree. Now is wonderful and hope lies in tomorrow! ❤
Now is a wonderful place to be in and to remember the good that happened and is happening. There are problems in life and how we face them depends on us.
Yes. Thanks! ❤
Some people have never left their glory days & somehow that can be sad to me. Though I’m guilty of revisionist memories, only carrying with me what was sweet or funny.
Good for you. Your positive nature would have made me guess that about you. ❤