Tag Archives: nostalgia

Flashbacks – Good and Not So Good

What is it about the urge to revisit our past, either in our thoughts or in person? Why do we do it? What are we hoping to feel, learn, experience, see? A few years ago my husband and I decided … Continue reading

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Imagination and Mood

You step from your apartment onto the main street of a little European town. It’s a narrow street with even narrower sidewalks. Building exteriors change in style and color with each adjoining structure. Shadows play on the asphalt.¬†Doors, windows, and … Continue reading

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“A Little Trick of Laughing”

In the 1920’s and 30’s, overly sentimental poems with subjects like Mother, Love, Friendship, and Encouragement were popular. Copies of these poems were often put into small picture frames and hung in people’s homes. I suppose the best way to … Continue reading

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