Simply Sunday

Memories

Memories amaze me. They can be stored in our brains for years and suddenly find their way to the surface. Like when a song instantly transports me to another time or place. One I haven’t thought about in years! Then just as quickly, that memory fades, and a new one has filed right along beside it.

One would expect to hear the phrase, “Oh, that brings back memories,” from a grandparent. Or at least from someone who has lived long enough to experience certain milestones. But this week, I gained a new perspective on the subject.

During my First-Grade music class Friday, we sang Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. It was one of those sweet moments where students gathered around the piano, singing as I played. Of course, they immediately asked if they could sing for their teacher when she returned. So, we practiced and got everyone lined up and ready.

And then I heard it. A sweet little voice in the group said, “Wow! That song really brings back a lot of memories!” “Why, yes, it does!” I smiled. This friend has lived on this earth for only six years. But you know, a lot can happen in six years. And just because it occurs in the first six years of life does not mean the memories are any less powerful.

Cheers to making memories and remembering them! ❤ 😉

4 thoughts on “Simply Sunday

  1. Yes, and half a century from now, that same little girl, now teaching that same song to her grand- (maybe great-grand-) daughter will tell her how she remembers singing it with the coolest music teacher she ever had, waaaaay back in the 1st grade.

    You is IT, Piano Girl!

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  2. Hi Piano Girl,

    I went to see Joni Mitchell 2-3 years ago. Almost every song she sang popped out fully clothed in my memory. Many of those songs I had not thought about for decades. Memories are magical things. Thanks for the reminder. 🙂

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