Been in a reminiscent type of mood the last few days. My nostalgic binges include watching and listening to things that I liked as a child. This seems to take me to place of neutralizing emotions. It takes me back to a place in time when I did not have the same type of worries and struggles. The emotions that these sentimental things bring about counteract some of my negative thought processes that tend to occur.
The other day I watched a couple episodes of the old 90s show Ghost Writer. It really took me back. Who remembers that show? It also let’s me know how much t.v. has really changed over the years, especially for children. I think it’s important to monitor what children watch. I feel like that was a great show that taught you how to think and ask questions. I don’t see many shows like that on now a days. (But I also do not have any children and could be missing something). I like how that show was based in the inner city and had a characters from various ethnic groups as some of the main characters.
I worked out this morning and the nostalgic binge continues. I have various playlists on my Spotify. One of the lists has house music and some other stuff on it. So, as I worked out this morning I found myself listening and singing along to, Show Me Love, by Robin S. It was a pretty popular song in the 90s and if I’m not mistaking it can be heard on some old movies. Even though I was pretty young when I heard this song it still is able to override those negative emotions. The music back then just had a different type of vibe about it. Not saying that I dislike ALL of today’s music…..it just could be better.
This phase will probably last a few more days or so. It comes in waves for me. I have also been considering rereading the Harry Potter series. I stopped reading it in the middle of the third book. I tried to start reading it again a few years ago, but that did not happen. When I was a kid and started reading Harry Potter my grandmother began asking me certain questions or making annoying statements. She felt that it was witchcraft and being a “Christian”I shouldn’t be reading about no witchcraft. I attempted to explain to her on several occasions that it wasn’t like that. She never told me NOT to read it….she left that up to my conscious. She made me feel bad, as if I were doing something sinful for reading a book. Reading at that time in my life helped me to escape from the things taking place around me. My grandmother meant well and I will not hold it against her. She did what she thought was right. I appreciate her care and concern, and knowing that she took my spirituality into consideration. I think it will be fun to read the series over and then watch the movies. I NEVER watched the last few movies because I wanted to read the books!!
I haven’t been all the way out of touch with today’s shows and such. I kind of want to check out Queen Sugar, it’s some new show own the OWN network. I’ve heard decent reviews so far. I’ll have to see it for myself.I also watched The Get Down on Netflix a few weeks back and loved it for a number of reasons! But for right now I may still be checking out a few more old shows……
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