This time I am not talking about my terrible memory. This time I am talking about memories that stick. You know, the ones that you will never forget. They are embedded in your brain and sometimes you will see something or hear something or even smell something that will bring back a memory so quickly that it takes your breath away. You might even stand there shaking a little when it happens. You might even look around thinking that you are actually reliving the memory. Looking around for that person who was there with you back in the memory and sometimes you will feel such a bitter disappointment when you suddenly realize; it’s just a memory.
As I get older this happens more often. Sometimes I feel happy when it does. Sometimes I feel sad and sometimes I get that melancholy feeling that even though it may be sad you want to feel it.
That song did that for me a couple of days ago. The song started playing and I can barely describe the feeling that went through me. It was as if my dad had just walked through the door and he was standing there listening with me. It’s been 12 years since he passed and not a single day goes by without me thinking about him.
Dad AKA Gubby
Dad when he was in his early 80’s.