Universal I guess.
In many ways the fabric of our being. Memories of experiences that have shaped and moulded us. I do, in general live for the present moment. That old saying ... "Yesterday is History.Tomorrow a mystery, but Today is a gift" rings true for me.
However, just now with my Mother In Law still in hospital it is easy to see the evidence of the years passing by so quickly. I still see her as the young Mum of my new boyfriend. That boyfriend and I have been married for forty years now so things have changed so much. We have all changed but old age brings a change that is undeniable. She is our last remaining parent and we know the journey we have ahead of us with her.
So, the grey days of January, and hospital visiting brings a certain sadness to our days just now. A poignancy for the sweet days when all we had to worry about was whether we had enough Pearl White to make our teeth white enough for kissing .. well that was me. As for the "Sporty One" I think it was probably more about a West Ham result but Hey Ho!
I still live in the same village where I was brought up. I can see my old house from my windows and the other day I wished I could just turn the clock back. I wished I could drive my Blue A40 in the drive. I wished I could open the kitchen door wearing my suede boots and mini skirt and hope there was Salmon Fishcakes and Angel Delight for tea.