Thursday, October 24, 2013

Finding the Foresaken Self


Only in hindsight, at the age of 35, am I able to look back on the last ten years of my life and admit how very many of the habits, likes, and affectations I have adopted over the years have been for the sole purpose of pleasing someone else or trying to fit in with those around me. Today, I returned to the music that I had forsaken years ago to please a boyfriend that had very clear ideas on what was and what was not acceptable music. Regardless of the fact that he was right in many respects. I have missed these songs and sounds that defined other, earlier times of my life and am glad to have them back. I contemplate what other vestiges from other times I might turn loose, what things might be reclaimed. 

Listen to your music.

Or, listen to mine. Coldplay. Yellow.

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  1. Wonderful post. There is something sad in a way, when one looks back and remembers what once was or how fun something used to be, or feelings that were lost somehow. But there is something wonderful and exciting, when one reclaims those things, feelings, memories and comes alive again =) Good for you.