Counteracting My Negative Thoughts (Trip Down Memory Lane )

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.

 

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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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  1. Oh, I’ve been spending a lot of time down Memory Lane, lately. Actually, my post today was in exact reference to a memory. Our connection to our past is as intimate as it gets, and it can hold some really positive impact to each of us.
    Thank you for sharing this part of yourself! It’s wonderful. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! I was definitely a bit reluctant to share that. I will definitely head over and check out yours. Connection to the past is definitely super intimate!

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      1. eh…and if it’s any consolation, I think your grandmother would have considered me far more sinful. πŸ™‚

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      2. Lol!! Well I definitely had my days too. Trust me πŸ™‚

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  2. Nice piece! I agree with you that today’s music can be better. I am stuck in the 90s, especially with regard to R&B and hip hop The more technology advances, the more music seems watered down … all types of auto-tune, and computerized beats that are soulless.

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    1. Thank you for even taking the time to read this. 90s music is just good for the soul lol! I feel like it’s a number of things that water down today’s music. It’s something within the intent and passion of the artists too. I feel like many of them are just doing what they are told to….I like a number of lesser known independent artists. I feel like they share genuinely and give us their realness.

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      1. That’s exactly it: the artists seem like they are reading from a script. It doesn’t feel genuine.

        I have a 10 year old niece who watches Disney. Every single time I watch that channel, they have little girls on there singing and dancing. And the little girls are always good looking – but their talent is mediocre at best. I think that record labels are no longer interested in the content of the music, they are more interested in their image. They figure they can always auto-tune it or have them lip sync later on. Why does every singer have to be attractive? I’m pretty sure there are a bunch of somewhat unattractive artists who can sing, dance, play instruments, and write wayyyy better than the artists on Disney! But these artists aren’t “marketable” so we get stuck with them.

        What independent artists do you listen to? Ever hear of Mint Condition?

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  3. Tareau Barron says:

    I wish I was on Ghostwriter growing up. I would page my friends “178777 7” if you remember pager codes that means RALLY T. LMFAO. Great post and maybe that feeling would pass

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    1. I somehow missed this comment. Lol! Yea, that was a cool show!!

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  4. Vinny Idol says:

    this was a great post. I loved “ghost writer”, Punky brewster, Reading Rainbow” “Painting with Bob Ross”, “Carmen San Diego” as a 90s kid. The shows back then would inspire and motivate you. They let you know that having an imagination and big dreams, would take you far. THe kids shows these days, and for the last 15 years or so, dont do that. Im only 28, but this generation and todays society makes me feel old, spiritually. if that makes sense.

    I find myyself watching alot of 80’s and early 90s films recently too. Its probably because I like how the shows then were about adventure, and taking a risk.

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    1. We’re around the same age and I definitely feel a disconnect from the generation under us.I watched Carmen San Diego, Reading Rainbow, and Painting w/Bob!! The films back then were about adventure, that is on point. That is one of the things I miss about the movies from the 90s.

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      1. Vinny Idol says:

        Stay out of my head..lol. I agree with everything you just said. Today’s entertainment/arts is just zombie noise designed to stress you.

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