SOL March 22nd Nostalgia

When I was a kid “nostalgia” was a word I heard plenty but could not use. Now I understand why.

Age favors nostalgia, gives it purpose.

It’s Sunday evening in Austria and the pop radio station runs their “Solid Gold” show of oldies. Once tuned in I find it hard to turn it off. I am an oldie and solid. I love it.

My dear ones forgive me for singing along with every song.

Early on, the DJ played Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” and yes, I sang every word in the right intonation. “‘Cause every hand’s a winner and every hand’s a loser, and the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep…”

Matt Bianco – “More Than I Can Bear”? Cause to dance the length of the kitchen up and down, indeed. So smooth. Just like that I am transported back to 1987, terribly young and alive.

Pete Seeger, “Against The Wind”. I am a child of the 70s. “I’m older now but still runnin’ against the wind…”

Red wine and chocolate, a Sunday evening winding down. I understand why my parents preferred to hear their soggy soft jazz in the car. That was chill out music. It’s what I want to hear now. I have become my parents and nostalgia is a word I can use.

 

 

8 thoughts on “SOL March 22nd Nostalgia

  1. “Red wine and chocolate, a Sunday evening winding down. I understand why my parents preferred to hear their soggy soft jazz in the car.” This. This is exactly what I need. Dinner is on in a few minutes & then I am going to volunteer to clean the kitchen and I will crank the tunes. Bingo. Nostalgia for the win!

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  2. Thank you for this wonderful slice. It brought a smile to my face!

    And…speaking of Solid Gold…please tell me you remember the TV show of that same name? I watched it RELIGIOUSLY.

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