From time to time I have a need to be reminded of my past. Sometimes something as innocuous as the rain, or a fleeting emotion will remind me of where I came from. I usually stay far from the past as there are times I’d like to keep buried. But sometimes.. just sometimes, I feel comforted by remnants of what my life was. Occasionally I’ll allow my mind to dwell on memories long forgotten, or I’ll experience feelings that I find myself surprised that I miss.
Today is one of those days. The best way to allow myself to replay thoughts and emotions from childhood is to put my head down, bury myself in work and put on an old school playlist that takes me to places I used to live. Albums that never fail to evoke images of my mother and all feelings associated with that time in my life:
- Steely Dan - Countdown to Ecstasy
- Billy Joel - The Stranger
- Elton John - Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
- Jackson Browne - The Pretender
- Carole King - Tapestry
- Linda Ronstadt - Heart like a Wheel
There’s others, but these are enough to get me through what is sure to be an introspective day.