Welcome to Hump Day Potpourri, where we share tidbits, etc.
All week, I’ve been on a sentimental journey into the Archives here, finding something old that feels new again.
Today’s offering is from a December post in 2009, Sentimental Potpourri:
The summer of 1979 was a summer to remember. All summer long, the Johnny Mathis song was playing, which reminded me of that movie Same Time Next Year. Very sentimental journey there!
Well, I couldn’t believe how captivated I was by this movie from 1978, with Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn! Was it the romantic idea of a love affair that seemingly transcends time? Or was it the theme music from Johnny Mathis? (“The Last Time I Felt Like This”).
When I heard the first few strains of that song, I was transported back to the summer of 1979. That song seemed to be playing everywhere, and I was going through my own romantic odyssey at that time. It was a bittersweet moment…my spouse and I had decided to go our separate ways. I was finishing up my master’s degree, and once that was done, we were “splitting the sheets.” I was feeling “in love” with the possibilities of my new life, while mourning the old one.
So believe me when I say that this movie, which had come out just before this moment in my life, evoked all kinds of memories and issues for me!
Do songs and moments in time conjure up feelings that you thought were long gone? Do you feel regrets? Or do you simply smile, realizing that what happened before was necessary, that it led you to where you are today?