Thursday, June 17, 2010

Gone to 1970 in My Mind





The longer I live -- and thankfully I have this opportunity -- the more I try to live in the present and spend less time visiting the past. Visiting the past feels like going to a house without furniture and no inhabitants. I might have lived there once but I am no longer there and it's time to find the house I live in now.

But every once in awhile I pay a visit to a happy time in the past and tonight I went to 1970 in my mind. In 1970 I was a college sophomore. Not every minute was blissful, but there were great times with friendship, laughter and interesting study. Some of the friends I write about here are a part of the memories of the time. Tonight I was transported back to those times. I had the great good fortune to attend the Carole King/James Taylor concert at Madison Square Garden. James Taylor opened the evening with "Gone to Carolina in My Mind" and the evening wound on with "Fire and Rain," "Natural Woman," and "I Feel the Earth Move." By the time they did a duet for ""You've Got a Friend" happy tears were in my eyes. I was happy with the memories of times past and happy and blessed to be sharing the evening with friends present.

Thanks to my friend, Pat, who found a most perfect birthday gift for Jane, my college roommate and I, and to Pat, Jane and our dear friend, Jo for sharing the evening. Thanks, too, for the collective total of ninety years of friendship that I've shared with the three of you and here's hoping for at least ninety more.

10 comments:

Mimi said...

Hi Buttercup!!!!What a great, post for tonight, nothing wrong with reliving fun times from the past!!!!And what great friends to do those things with and to this day still count thien as your great friends!!!!What a great concert to be at, one of my memorable concerts was the Osmond Brothers, who I went with was 2 great friends, one passed away 18 years ago and cannot find the other one, she left somewhere in the middle of high school and NO one knows where she is. SO to keep in contact with old friends is a Great thing!!!!
I find peace and comfort in old memories, like fun times I had with my Grandmother, she taught me more then I can even imagine, sometimes she said nothing but taught me things!!!Isn't life great like that.
Have a great week my dear friend
hugs,
jamie

Sybil said...

I am so glad you had such a great evening. To share with friends is a wonderful priviledge and makes memories that will last a lifetime. Thank God for our friends.
Love always Sybil x

Debra said...

So happy you had a nice time. What a thoughtful gift!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Some memories are treasures for sure just as your good friends are! How great that must have been to see.

Jemi Fraser said...

So jealous here! I'd love to see those 2 in concert. So glad you had a wonderful time :)

Bernie said...

No better way to spend an evening, so happy for you......:-) Hugs

Nancy M. said...

What a fun time! Glad y'all were able to go!

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Remember Satchel Paige's advice: Don't look back, something might be gaining on you.

lol

Lynda said...

Thanks for sharing your memories with us - sounds like you had a wonderful time, all those years ago ... and what special friends you have, still all these years later !

Marydon said...

Memories! How they are such fun to recall, upon occasion ... & with your loved friends. Glad you had such a fabulous time, Lilac! Have a beautiful weekend.

Hugs, Marydon