Reflections………………………things we left behind

Barn and truckNote to Reader:  “things we left behind” is designed to provoke your thoughts. Read and ponder each quote.  Remember, our perceptions are the sum total of our life experiences and are uniquely ours.   Go slow………enjoy.  ….Gary

The things we do outlast our mortality and are like monuments that peoplegirl in barn door build to honor heroes after they’ve died.  They’re like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honor the pharaohs.  Only instead of being made of stone, they’re made out of the memories people have of you….RJ

“nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it”   anonymous

Beautiful-Old-Barn-Engagement-Photography-Concept-“the past beats inside of me like a second heart.”……….John

“Memories warm you up from the inside.  But they also tear you apart.” …Haruki

“The hardest thing about the road not taken is that you never know where it might have led.”……..Lisa

Car image 55 Ford“Remembering is easy.  It’s forgetting that’s hard…………Lisa

“the thoughts you loved to think about, the memories you wanted to hold up to the light and view from every angle, it suddenly seems a lot safer to lock them in a box, far from the light of day and throw away the key.  it’s not an act of bitterness, it’s an act of self-preservation. “….Ally

You and I have left a lot of things, it is the natural order.  Coming from a small town I left home when I was 18.  Away from my parents and my friends.  I was scared about a lot of things.  With the progression of time I have met many wonderful people who made a lot of difference to my life by their presence, their smiles and their hearts.  When I open the recesses of my mind and return to those days, I get a warm feeling visiting with an old friend, going to   a ‘sock hop’, ‘ making a trip’ ,’ brainstorming,’ and the list goes on.  The smiles, open hearts and experiences creates a melody worthy to behold.  However, I am learning to be present in the present because it is a present.     CHEERS!!


Retired in 2008 after 40+ years in education/psychology as researcher, teacher, administrator and college professor.
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1 Response to Reflections………………………things we left behind

  1. srbottch says:

    Wonderful blog post, Gary. I found something in every quote that applies to me in some small way. I often find myself consumed in memories, maybe because I have such wonderful ones. And while the future can be daunting, it’s the place where I’ll make more memories. Great photos, too.

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