Nostalgia: Virtual Time-Travel
Do you still remember how it was like back then in your younger years? What was once horrific and challenging for you, is now a comfort zone. When we were forced to spell words, forced to eat vegetables, not allowed to play in the playground and many more. All those are sweet memories, aren’t they?
Take a moment, sit back and relax and gaze into thin air. Flashback to your past and dig for sweet memories you had not taken much time to look into them anymore.
I bet at some stages of our lives, we would tell ourselves this, “I will keep this in my memory as long as I’m alive”, but as time passes by, we left it there, like a used book on a deserted bookshelf. Nevertheless, somehow, at some time, someone will have to bring it back up. Why not now?
Remember a long lost friend of yours, who had once been important to you, and now not knowing where he or she is? Use the time now, to cherish your memories of such important people in your lives. After years of not seeing them, find a way to contact them instead.
Remember the old toys you used to have, that you kept in your attic or basement, or donated? How those things, with or without a soul, had accompanied you in your younger years. Flashing back, you might feel so deeply connected it might seem like Toy Story, literally happened to you. Doesn’t the scene in Toy Story 3 where Andy had to wave off his beloved toys while on his way to college, remind you of your toys as well? Well, I do.
Remember the day you met your first crush? When you thought you were so close to finding your true love, yet you were still too young to understand? The day he or she said that it could happen, the excitement you felt, and the short term puppy love you had. How you missed such memories, when what seems so mild could be so happy to you. Most importantly, the lessons you learned and the experience you gained from your past relationships.
Remember the ones who passed on? Your beloved family members or friends who left you, to a better place. Have you prayed for their soul lately? My beloved grandfather passed away 3 years ago, and now thinking of all the things we used to do, the time we used to spent, truly is beautiful. Who said we can’t revive those who have lost the essence of life? Remember them, appreciate them, and simply playback memories you had of them.
Time-travelling back to such memories would remind you, who you were, how you were raised, who you are supposed to be and most importantly, what mistakes you had done and not wish to repeat.
You could meet people from your past, and learn to cherish them if you still could, today. As much as it helped me, I hope this helps my readers as well.