Monday, December 04, 2006

Nostalgic overload


picture was taken a few years ago in upstate NY


swept downstream
Down my river of tears
Swept along the years
Powerful beat..
Sad refrain..
Joyful chorus
So tired..
Resigned to fate
Love
Hug me again
Let me cry
Let me dance
Let me feel every moment
Again
To submit to every sight..scent..sound
Embrace me
Embrace every moment
In every lifetime
Sweep me along
Eyes closed
submitting
My lifes chorus
Let me see those faces again
Those I miss
Best friends
Strangers
Grandparents...that hugged me
Before they died
Let me hear that song again
On the old grey taperecorder
Let me feel that emotion
That joy
That little boy
So tired
Swept downstream


The Michtav MiEliyahu explains that a persons soul has millions of facets that are revealed to us as moments in our lives.
So nostalgic feelings are not just nostalgic feelings, they're yearnings for fragments of our souls that we can never have back..

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27 Comments:

Blogger Sara with NO H said...

we can have them back...if we want to

December 04, 2006 11:14 PM  
Blogger Bonnie B said...

This is so true-- sometimes I feel like a giant puzzle with the pieces scattered in all directions and a few dreaming at the bottom of a lagoon. Now if someone would just return the corner of my right eye (it's a missing piece to all who have not had coffee)I could find them

It's got me blue-- missing pieces, lost time

December 04, 2006 11:56 PM  
Blogger Moiy-rah said...

Beautiful

...


-moiy

December 05, 2006 7:46 AM  
Blogger Nemo said...

Nice picture... who would've known that there's actually beauty to be found in NYS??

December 05, 2006 8:08 AM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Wow

December 05, 2006 8:08 AM  
Blogger chaverah said...

interesting, does that go for dejavu too? fragments of our soul reminding us?
great poem, and great picture.

December 05, 2006 11:06 AM  
Blogger Shopaholic said...

I was thinking the same as chaverah about de'javu...

you write so eloquently it's really amazing how you can put feelings down on paper and make them tangible.

NEMO- There is so much beauty in NYS! you don't even have to drive so far to find it, it's really a matter of opening your eyes to see it!

December 05, 2006 11:21 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

Sometimes when I hear a certain song or smell something, I'm hit so hard with a flood of memories from forever ago, it actually hurts. I guess that's my sould yearning...

December 05, 2006 9:39 PM  
Blogger bellanny said...

powerfull...sometimes i just want to go back into the past to correct mistakes... say the things i should have said... take back the words i should not have said alloud... hug those i miss... fight for what i lost...

December 05, 2006 10:04 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

sara...
oh yea?...what the secret...?

bonnie...
funny...
I'll go fetch all the kings men and all the kings horses...

moiy...
Thank u...

......

nemo...
Of course...this pic was taken up in the adirondaks near Lake Placid..

swfm....
thanks...i guess

chavera...
yes exactly...
thanks and thanks

shopa...
aww thanks
ur way too kind...

allie...
exactly...those are the 2 things that do it to me..and really bring me back...

bellany...
yup...i know

December 05, 2006 10:29 PM  
Blogger It's All Good Now said...

I can barely manage my own life, and now you tell me I'm living for many?????

December 05, 2006 11:13 PM  
Blogger It's All Good Now said...

Reminds me of the Jackie Mason routine, where he is contemplating looking for the "real" him.

December 05, 2006 11:14 PM  
Blogger anonym00kie said...

ugh i hate that i can relate to this so much..life could be so much more pleasant if we live each moment to its fullest and then let them to rest when the moment passed..
i dont want to yearn for fragments of my soul that are gone.. i wanna live out those existing right now..

December 06, 2006 9:10 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Sad.

December 06, 2006 9:48 AM  
Blogger Open Up! said...

smile there aint you glad you're livin think of all the givin you can do...think of (don't know the words) blah blah blah blah blah be glad you're you...somewhere somebody is waiting, waiting to see your smile...tell the world that i am coming i'm glad that i am meeeee....tell the world that i am coming...i'm glad that I AM MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

December 06, 2006 9:49 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

itsallgood..
lol..well its all you..its just that we can only handle a drop at a time..

anonym00kie...
Its only natural to yearn for times past...for feelings..after all when we think back we tend to filter out the negatives anyhow..

stacey...
well...not really sad...strong nostalgia..while it tugs at the heart and can even prompt tears...is not neccesarily sad..or bad

open...
lol...c'mon theres a time for everything...

December 06, 2006 11:02 AM  
Blogger Open Up! said...

i was trying to cheer you up..goodness what a grouch

December 06, 2006 4:17 PM  
Blogger Shopaholic said...

Open- LOL!! you sing that song exactly how I do! with all the balh blahs in it, then i too continue by "somewhere somebody is waiting, waiting..."!
I think thats how the song really goes!

December 06, 2006 4:22 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Dear Open....
Thanks

Sincerely,
Oscar

December 06, 2006 4:29 PM  
Blogger Open Up! said...

(sticking out my tongue)

December 06, 2006 4:51 PM  
Blogger Open Up! said...

oh btw that was for david not you shop...i love that song! too bad david lost his sense of humor

December 06, 2006 4:55 PM  
Blogger yingerman said...

uuuh reb David where exactly is that pic from?
Do you wanna share?
please?
I love nature.

December 06, 2006 5:20 PM  
Blogger Moiy-rah said...

hi-were TRYING to be serious. david is going through some serious...nastologia (did i even spell that right?)

December 06, 2006 7:04 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

yinger...
Its in Ausable Chasm...which is north of Lake Placid close to the Canandian border...


ok..ok...Youre right..I can dwell on the past anymore..time to turn forward..and lay the past to rest..

.
r.i.p

December 06, 2006 8:50 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

can= cant

December 06, 2006 10:57 PM  
Blogger yingerman said...

I'M going to ausible chasm
Uhhh when i can get some time off. :(

December 07, 2006 10:38 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

yinger...
If you travel to Montreal it's not that much out of the way..

December 07, 2006 10:44 AM  

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