Reflective

Reflections 1

Reflections 1

I find that we become reflective as the year draws to a close and we look back.

Friends have passed. So many celebrities were lost this year and even as I write this, another has gone. In my own small world I lost three family members within two months; two people and Mr Spaghetti Legs.

New friends are made. Families welcome new members, babies and pets and life goes on.

There were bad times and good times.

Yet I wonder if our memories are like the photo above, distorted by a heat haze?

Reflections 2

Reflections 2

Or are they even more warped; not by a heat haze, but as the picture really is: an upside down reflection of my apple tree in the swimming pool!

Our memories are usually distorted by time and selective recall, often painting the past as rosy.

But I don’t think it matters if our memories are factual or not. Whatever they are, each one is now a part of us.

Wishing you all the best for the New Year.

 

Reflective:

Relating to or characterised by deep thought; thoughtful.

Providing a reflection; capable of reflecting light or other radiation.

 

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35 thoughts on “Reflective

  1. maureenrose7

    Oh Zorro!! This made my heart swell!! What an awesome, heartfelt, fantastic writing this is to read!! I wish you all the very very best my sweet friend for the coming new year and many more after!! ❀ ❀ ❀ So touched!! Love it!

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      1. scifihammy Post author

        I agree totally Sparkle. I had no idea I would find so many lovely people here in BlogLand. Keep on posting and being creative. πŸ™‚

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  2. Ady

    Memories can be indeed mysterious, sometimes real, sometimes from a distant dream, who knows what memories we have and yet to relive them again ! Very thoughtful post, Sci…All the best for a beautiful and great year ahead !!

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  3. ramblingratz

    You are right, memories are more of an interpretation than a factual account and are very personal and emotional. We are just a fleeting blip in the circle of life. Happy New Year! πŸ™‚

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  4. sportsattitudes

    Memories are fluid indeed. As I get older I certainly can feel them “adjusting.” I like what you wrote about that being OK. Indeed…they are a part of each of us and that’s what matters…now. Not how spot-on accurate they actually are. Sorry for your losses in 2016. The best to you and yours in the New Year.

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  5. A Curious Introvert

    Happy New Year and I’m old enough to know there is no escaping the bad times with the good, but I hope the new year brings you plenty of good times and laughter and the bad skips a year. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and great photos.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you very much for your thoughts. I agree there have to be bad times too, which make you all the more appreciative of the good times.
      Wishing a very Happy New Year to you and yours πŸ™‚

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      haha This is just perfect! Thank you very much. πŸ™‚ My Mum loved Dean Martin, so I grew up on his songs (and Frank, of course). It may show my age, but I don’t think singers today have the quality of voice and intonation that these golden oldies had.
      Happy New Year to you and yours. πŸ™‚

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  6. Midwestern Plant Girl

    I love the pix!
    I can say that 2016 was pretty uneventful for me. I wish I could report more, but just like you said, my memories may be distorted.
    I want 2017 to have more transitions for me. πŸ™ƒ
    I hope you have a wonderful new year! Give LM a kiss and a scratchy for me!

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  7. Garfield Hug

    Love your post. Made me think too! Good things….think good things of the people we missed and pets too. May 2017 surround you with love and warmth of those whom you love and I hope you will get another dog soon. Cheers to good health, prosperity and joy Sci. 🍷 Enjoy your vodka my dear!πŸ˜ŠπŸ’—πŸ’–πŸ’•

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Aw Thank you so much GH – this is like a big Garfield Hug across the miles! πŸ™‚
      Cheers to you and Garfield too and all the best for a bright new year πŸ™‚

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