Way Back Wednesday #1

I couldn’t think of a particular post tonight but I thought I might start a regular Wednesday post and see how it goes.

If you could reminisce a little on your younger years using some songs or a poem prompts, what would they be? Here are a few for me, with explanation…

Summer of 69– Reminds me of the many times I went to events with family or friends, with songs like this one playing, crowds and possibly fireworks on balmy Summer nights. I would notice all the cute guys and dress as cool as I could incase I happened to be noticed :).

I Don’t Want To Wait– Paula Cole— I was a Dawson’s Creek fan for a while- I loved the idea of rowing to a friend’s house and climbing in their window hanging out with a group of friends for years on end, through all life’s changes. The music was fun and the characters were likeable. I had a group of friends for a number of years but it dispanded in our 30s when most of them scattered. I will always remember those mid 20s years with a smile.

59th Street Bridge Song–I used to giggle when my brother sang it, thinking “groovy” was a dirty word. As I grew older, this song was a precious link to him, because it reminded me of all the times we liked to sing in the car and the great bond we had as siblings. The youth group changed the lyrics and sang it at my 21st.

On My Own (Le Mis) — reminds me of the massed singing we used to do for our highschool Winter Concert. 500 students either singing or playing in the senior band, songs from the chosen musical. Le Miserables was one of my favourite song selections and remains to this day. On My Own captures the sadness of a love that cannot develop past its beginning stages and it moves me every time I hear it.

I will save more songs for next time. Happy Wednesday!

Mez 🙂

Published by mezruth

I am a wife and a mother of two beautiful and spirited young children, living in Australia. Unashamedly, I am a follower of Christ; He is my daily hope and inspiration. I enjoy dabbling in a range of hobbies ! These include (but aren't limited to) gardening, cooking, making cards, playing piano, singing, writing letters, journalling and walking in nature/ identifying animal species. I find it hard to make time for myself but I'm learning that life is too short and sometimes things must be scheduled in or the days slip away without much change. Family and friends are very important to me and I am happiest when I live my life in community.

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