Anyone that knows me knows that I am a very nostalgic person. Maybe it’s because I had such a great childhood growing up. Maybe it’s because of the many experiences I had at such a relatively young age. There are so many people that would never want to go back in time.
I have driven by the house I grew up in way too many times to count. I can see myself as that 7 year old boy playing basketball on the driveway, helping my Dad cut the grass with my plastic toy lawnmower, riding my bike up and down the driveway and down the sidewalk, picking dandelions and watching the clouds on my back on the front lawn, the scary thunderstorms at night that rocked me out of my bed and straight to my Mom and Dad’s bed. It’s always a trip down memory lane for me. I enjoy looking at my old ticket stubs and often talk about my experiences working at the old Buffalo Memorial Auditorium.
Don’t get me wrong, my past hasn’t all been peaches and cream. It just comes very natural for me to think of all of the good times and not dwell on the bad.
There are so many things that can trigger my nostalgia. A song on the radio, running into an old friend, an old photograph, a smell, a food, etc. and presto, I’m daydreaming and longing for that special moment in time. It’s at that moment where I find myself thinking how cool it would be if I could jump into a Time Machine and travel back in time?!
Where would you go? Who would you want to see?
One of my favorite late 80’s movies is Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure is a 1989 American science fiction comedy buddy film in which two slackers travel through time to assemble a menagerie of historical figures for their high school history presentation. The movie stars George Carlin, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. Funny stuff.
Looking back in time for me makes me live and appreciate the moments of today. There will be a time soon enough that I will want to travel back to see my kids little again. Makes me sad to think about, but again, it makes me appreciate each moment with all three of my boys today.
Ah yes, remember when 1999 was in the distant future? Here’s a nostalgic song from Huey Lewis and The News- Back In Time