Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thoughts of the Past


Quote of the day: 
I climb into the dark for you. Are you waiting in the stars for me? 
-Ally Condie

The past has a way of creeping up when we least expect it, often with a slyness and confidence -like a boxer waiting for an opponent to make a mistake. It all comes back in a flash. Memories, scents, emotions, love, moments, and not to forget pain.

You remember things.
You recollect events that should have been.
And things that shouldn't have.

You smile when you remember the people who made you laugh.
The people who walked more than a mile with you.

You start thinking about the choices you've made in life.
About the responsibilities, abilities and capabilities.

And more often than not...

If you were to go back to the past...
You recognize that you'd do it all over again.
And again.


Peace. Love. Light*



Current Listen: Ray Charles -Georgia On My Mind



40 comments:

  1. Those are lovely thoughts. Yes, the past can bring back some wonderful memories.

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  2. I know I wouldn't change much. Except to be nicer when I was younger.

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  3. Very good and interesting thoughts today, too true.

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  4. Beautiful post! I also really love the quote you shared first. :)

    -Lauren

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  5. Yes, indeed...I know I would.

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  6. If I had read this before commenting on your tweet, my comment would have been different. The good memories are always worth reliving. The regrets need to stay where they belong though, in the past.

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  7. Really wonderful thoughts. Yhey are so true.
    Have lovely times.

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  8. Yes the past can supply some good memories, but there are many decisions that I would change if I had to do it all over again. But regrets are exactly that, regrets, and what has happened cannot be changed.

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  9. Each day can hold precious memories for tomorrow - lets make each day count.
    I do like your current listen of Ray Charles...

    All the best Jan

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  10. Very good thoughts for today. The past certainly does creep up on you at times.

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  11. I find the older I get, the more I reflect on the past - so often brought on by a song I hear. Amazing, the power of music!

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  12. Just beautiful!
    www.effortlesslady.com

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  13. I love that quote and what your wrote here. It's true how we all reflect on what we did and people we met and shared wonderful times with. Especially remembering the people who shared the tough times with you-that is the most special

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  14. Well written words.
    This has been my thoughts for a while now might still write about it.

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  15. The human mind is so tricky when it comes to memories - ask any policeman who has ever had to take a witness's statement. We filter, and sometimes that is a good thing. But it can also lead to unrealistic ideas about what our past really was like...
    Still, our past experiences shape the person we are at present, and will be in the future.

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  16. Memories have a way of killing you, especially at night.

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  17. Memories keep me awake nights. I'm sure there are some things I would change if I got the chance to go back.

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  18. Memories have a way of getting into your thoughts every now and then.

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  19. Wonderful thoughts and post. A great quote! Memories that make me smile are the best. Have a happy day!

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  20. I love the first quote by Allie Condie and Georgia on my mind too :)
    Peace and love, we all need them... :)

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  21. I like the boxing metaphor. There's nothing quite like a right hook to wake you up or put you to sleep , either way it's not something you'll forget in a hurry.

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  22. Oh very great quote!
    My best wishes for you
    xx

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  23. Awww ive missed your blog papi..hope you faring well

    Glowyshoe blog

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  24. It is better to never go back to remember the memories that still haunt us, nothing can be done about that!

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  25. Another great post.

    But myself, on the other hand.... there are too many things I would not do over.

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  26. I get to reflect all the time...there are some I would do over and over again and there are some actions I would never take if given the opportunity.

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  27. ...and there are somethings I would change.

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  28. Haha... I don't know that I'd do everything the same ;o)
    I like that quote, though!!


    Amber
    All the Cute
    Today’s Post: Olive Green & Black

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  29. I love reading your quotes!
    have a nice day

    http://www.mundodecaty.com

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  30. Hi Blogoratti - we definitely remember when things come to mind ... why? We do not know ... but thankfully we do have memories ... cheers Hilary

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  31. Memories pressed between the pages of my mind...

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  32. So beautiful words, love it. <3
    New post is online...

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  33. The first quote makes me think of many today. Thank you for sharing that.

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  34. Hiya King BlogoraTTi.. Christmas in 30 days huh?! ayam hexScited O)ga Boss.. I caNNot friGGing wait mehhnn.. If aYaf learnt 1 thing in life sir.. It is not to Regret.. or to ask why! The Heavens are Teaching me that the past is hecSHually the most beautiful time in life.. as with it comes memories that both bring Tears from our left eyes (Sincere pain) and laughter from our heart. So what has life taught this 24 years 8 Days old boy to do?! Its taught me to Dance like no one is watching.. Bearing in mind that my Yesterday.. no matter how (Pardon my Term) Fucked up.. Made my today what my tomorrow will become. (Oshey Philosopher someboRRy :) a neFer hexspeRRed it)

    "You cannot connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards" Steve Jobs (R.I.P) Happy weekend in Advance sir.. Turn uP oh! and upload Instagram picSHurs ehh! I beg you in the name of my future geh friend.. **Winks..

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  35. Lovely post...Georgia On My Mind is the perfect accompaniment!

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  36. This is a very nice post. Sometimes I will smell the scent of a candle and it reminds me of my past. It's so strange.

    ~Sheri

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  37. Georgia On My Mind is a song I play every single day on the piano...one of my favorites. My daughter lived in Georgia..and her family is still there. Cancer beat her two years ago...
    I love what you said on Tessa's blog. Thank you for that.
    Mona

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