The prompt today is memories, suggested by Cage Dunn. Take a look at this blog. You’ll be glad you did.
Picture the big screen filled with the faces of Redford and Streisand!
I was only 8 turning 9 when the movie was released in October of 1973. I never watched it though I remember the song well. When I saw the prompt, this immediately popped into my brain and I began to belt out the tune! I know, I won’t quit my day job. lol!
Memories, a strong prompt, should invoke more than a cliche love story/song don’t you think? Memories are the core of who we are and yet the past should stay … well hmm the past should stay in the past. Living in the present is the only kind of real living. Be Here Now!
But then there is this … Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. ~ George Santayana
Ugh, how does one decide?
Too many new age messages out there bombarding my brain. I see meaning in all of it. Well, kernels of truth are everywhere I look. No absolutes. Just shades of gray and revisionist history.
But what do I believe? Who knows? What time is it? Okay right now I believe this!
Thanks to my friend at Our Beautiful Lies I found the wonderful teachings of Alan Watts. Here is a gem that loosely fits this theme:
“Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal, for the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet it exists forever” (Alan Watts)
As always, more to come.