Bringing Back The Memories

“Songs and smells will bring you back to a moment in time more than anything else. It’s amazing how much can be conjured with a few notes of a song or a solitary whiff of a room. A song you didn’t even pay attention to at the time, a place that you didn’t even know had a particular smell.” – Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed

What stirs memories in you?

I remember walking along the hard, foreign streets of the city one morning and as a woman bustled past me she left a trail of Youth Dew in her wake. Suddenly I didn’t feel so alone. It was the same perfume my aunt always wore and it comforted me.

Just a few notes of “Stranger on the Shore” can take me straight back to my childhood, and lazy afternoons with my father as he listened to his favourite recording of Acker Bilk.

It’s sad that we can’t capture these things in the way we can capture an image.

But isn’t it wonderful that, when we have these incredible moments of remembering, we can grasp a photo or an etched image and look once again into the face of the person you are thinking of? There is never a memory without a special someone connected with it, is there?

You might not think you are sentimental but one day…one day… a sound or a smell will stop you in your tracks and you will find a part of yourself you didn’t know existed.

Enjoy your memories.

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