Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Nostalgia Drunk

Sometimes I find myself so deep in nostalgia that I'm not really present in the moment. Since I woke up this morning my body has just been on auto-pilot while my head has been somewhere else, long ago in a galaxy far away.

When I have certain music in my head, I am transported to some other time, and I kind of long for those times, even though those times may not have been particularly great. This morning the music was Ride and Swervedriver and the time was 1991-1992. Music to play LOUD.

Do you ever get like that? I get it so strong sometimes that I look kind of sneeringly at the present and just want to jump in a Delorean and go elsewhere.


Belle said...

There are definitely key songs/bands that immediately take me back to past times. Anything by Backstreet Boys or Soundgarden = high school. Lost Cause by Beck = 2009.

Although for me the feeling's not so much nostalgia as relief that life's moved on!

Laetitia :-) said...

Heck, I don't even need music to wish I was back in another time and place - how about when I was about 8 - before I really knew how horrible the world could be and when assorted medical things happening to various family members (including your's truly) hadn't been thought of (by me at least).