I've read that smell is supposed to be the most evocative of the senses. For me, it's hearing -- particularly when it comes to music. A blogger friend, Carla, posted something on Facebook today about Gordon Lightfoot, the Canadian singer/song writer.
I remember his song "If You Could Read My Mind" which takes me back to my sophomore year of college. Already engaged to Richard (a senior), I heard this song as I drove along the Susquehanna River on my way to pick him up from his part time job as a disc jockey at a rural radio station. He played it right after he'd done the morning farm report. :) I can still feel the damp wind on my face on one particularly cloudy, gloomy Pennsylvania day, and even remember wearing a light lavender raincoat over my 'uniform' of jeans and a college tee shirt.
There are other songs embedded within me that bring back all sorts of memories. How about you?
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.