Monday, September 13, 2010
2 AM Musings
I have a very strange sleep cycle sometimes. If I go to sleep too early, I tend to wake up a few hours later and can't get back to sleep. Even my famous sleeping potion, while it certainly relaxes me, doesn't put me back to sleep. So... here I am, at two AM, listening to Peg O' My Heart by Buddy Clark, while I write.
I love big band music. I don't think I've ever mentioned it, but I believe I was Glen Miller in a previous life, LOL! Actually, my mother always had music playing in our home when I was growing up - a wide variety, classical, big band, her favorite 1950s hits, folk, bluegrass, easy listening, even our, then, modern favorite pop - it has given me very eclectic tastes in music. I have a friend of many years, whose husband, now passed, taught me a lot about big band music and introduced me to recordings I'd never heard before.
Nostalgia - but can one be nostalgic for a time one never experienced? Perhaps that's where past lives come in. (now I'm listening to Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition - WW ll!) Do my feelings of nostalgia for certain periods in time come from having lived at that time? I've read that some people believe so. I think I'm inclined to believe that. (now, I'm listening to Buttons & Bows, Dinah Shore) I can only think that those past lives must have been very nice indeed because I feel cozy and good when I think of those times. I also know that every period in time had bad times, but perhaps we only remember the good times. I must have been very lucky to have peaceful existences.
Well, whatever the reason, I'll just enjoy the feeling and get on with the business of THIS life, because that's the one I'm living right now. Oh, now one of my favorites - You Belong To Me, Jo Stafford! That calls for a cup of tea and some stitching. So sweet dreams and...