Remembrance of Things Past Aug 17, 2020

Remembrance of Things Past

I think I’ve vanquished wanderlust. I do not pine for travel.
All my wandering hopes and dreams have started to unravel.
I have no need to ameliorate the life that I am living.
I find that simpler pleasures are ones that keep on giving
pleasure far after the fact. It seems that memory substitutes
to satisfy what once I gained via other attributes.
Events in memory flower again  after their first flowering.
A simple  perfect blossom on a plant once lush and towering.
I no longer need it all. What I have is sufficient.
I’ve learned so much this lifetime that with more I’d be omniscient.
Year by year and friend by friend, I’m losing more connections.
I only hope that I will not outlive my recollections!

The prompt words today are vanquish, wanderlust, longer, ameliorate and hope

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I was looking for one photo to illustrate the poem and got sort of carried away..I could have added sixty more, so if you are from a period of my life not represented, sorry..I just took them as I could find them and suddenly realized I was getting excessive.  You are in my heart even if not on this page…

14 thoughts on “Remembrance of Things Past Aug 17, 2020

  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    We will never outlive our memories. We may forgot today, but yesterday will stay with us. I personally promise!

    This is almost a visual biography of your life. I can always pick you out by your hair 😀

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  2. slmret

    Wonderful sets of memories! Please don’t withdraw permanently — it’s tempting, I know, as we are sequestered to simply live within ourselves (I do it too), but we will outlast the pandemic, and we will need our friends and contacts even more than we have in the past!

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Oh I still see and talk to friends.. I just don’t have the lust to take off for far away places. Travel just isn’t as much fun as it used to be. Too much hoopla, too little authentic getting away. My hammock feels pretty good…

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      1. slmret

        OK — I agree that travel has become more of a chore. If we could spirit our way to the places we’d like to go, that would work — but I’m sure the hammock does feel pretty good!

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  3. Glenda M Roman

    Touching, tender, thoughtful, compelling visual novel of a life and an era. Judy, you’ve done it again, taken me for a ride along your own dotted story line. What fun! (Although now I crave your take on the missing links.) I thank you, mi amiga.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Thanks, Glen. How are things in your area? Any fires? Just amazing how there is thing after thing. Here, it is Dengue. Half the town is down with it in San Juan Cosala. I just took a TV with VCR player and a ton of old VCR’s to Agustin, who is pretty ill with it. He was sleeping so I didn’t get to talk to him.

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