Don’t look back…
When the clock not only
winds down but runs backwards
is where I meet you again
for the first time.
Getting off the bus
seeking a hazelnut coffee
the instant recognition of our thousand lives
All for the price of a silver figurine on a chain.
My friend made me listen to the song you wrote.
“It’s all about you,” she said, but I chose not to listen.
I should have believed.
In our midnight time at the cottage.
In dreams that were real.
Yet, old age grants me a second chance.
My memories come back,
bigger and brighter.
This time, I take your hand,
walk down the beach with you,
and never look back.
–A Chaos Fairy
(Just a little background music from my favourite band to set the mood 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyCqW_r-McI )
Yes, I’m still hanging on to a lot of books. I am having trouble letting go of two books I added to my collection back when I was eleven or twelve.
I picked up these books and remembered, more than the meaning of the text within, how I felt when I first read them.
With Audre Lorde’s The Black Unicorn (1978), I remembered that this book was a light in a very dark time, when I felt completely alienated among humanity (aka middle school LOL) and with Haiku Harvest (1962), I had forgotten how drawn I was to Japanese culture, in the sparkly imaginative way belonging to my preteen years.
Why is it so hard to let go of inanimate objects? Even for the sake of living more lightly on my B.F.F. Nature?
But the good news is that I may end up getting rid of a whole stack of coffee table books! My fear of letting go of my book friends made me take the photo without the spines. (Here’s hoping I won’t continue to hoard them. *laugh*)
What about you? What inanimate objects do you hang onto evoke nostalgia? Or how do you let go?
(I’m not sure how this topic is going to work out–I miss Science Saturdays! LOL)
This time, I’ve listed music mixes people have made me over the years (and, yes, three of these are actually on real cassette tapes). I’m writing them as they appear on the actual lists they made. So many memories/nostalgia.
(I got these–Playlists A & B–from a lovely wood elf during a voyage to an alternate dimension *sigh* They’re a treasured favourite–because of the extraordinary, unusual circumstances behind them…)
Gary Numan–Love Isolation
David Bowie–Glass Spider
Magnum–Only a Memory
Slowdive–Catch the Breeze
Michael Jackson–Earth Song
Black Lab–This Night
Type O Negative–Can’t Lose You
My Bloody Valentine–No More Sorry
VAST–Lady of my Dreams
Skylar Grey–Building a Monster
NIN–Every Day is Exactly the Same
The Mission–Butterfly on a Wheel
Gary Numan–Dream Killer
Black Lab–Keep Myself Awake
These came from an old friend who died in January, and who is hopefully on her own voyage in fantastical parallel dimensions. (I’m sorry.)
The Sliced Finger Tape comp
Chris & Cosey–October Love Song/Relay/Smell the Roses
The Angels of Light–Angels of Light
The Best of Divine–I’m so Beautiful
Tubeway Army (Gary Numan)–Down in the Park
Dalek I–Dalek I love you
Shadow Project–By God
Sonic Youth–Star Power
Psychic TV (Pink Floyd tribute)–Set Controls for the Heart of the Sun
Leather Strip–Learning to Fly
Moby–Porcelain/Why does my heart feel so bad/The Sky is Broken
Godley & Creme–Cry
This was from some wacky, but interesting, best friend that I had once upon a time–90s maybe?…I look at this list, and it practically reads my fan list–David Bowie–check, The Cure–check, New Order, Nitzer Ebb, Jane’s Addiction, etc etc.
Tor’s Valentine’s Day Comp
New Order–World (The Price of Love)
Rollins Band–On my Way to the Cage
NIN–Happiness in Slavery
Leonard Cohen–The Future
MC 900FT Jesus–The City Sleeps
Cowboy Junkies–Escape is so Simple
The Cure–Strange Attraction
Nitzer Ebb–Getting Closer (Pool Mix)
Bad Brains–How Low can a Punk Get
Bad Brains–Another Damn Song
A hilarious bit by my friend–titled PSA
Jane’s Addiction–Had a Dad
Beastie Boys–Transit Cop
David Bowie–Suffragette City
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult–Mr. & Mrs. Bottomless Pit
Erasure–Love to Hate You
Utah Saints–What can you do for me?
Course of Empire–Houdini’s Blind
SATORI–Passion of Lovers
So that’s it–now I’m drowning in nostalgia and going to go weep into a pint of ice cream. *wry laugh*