Today in the US is Memorial Day – a day to remember all of those brave individuals who gave their life for their country. It doesn’t matter if we believe the war/conflict was right or wrong — these souls paid the ultimate price for the country they loved. At 3pm (local time) all across the nation there will be a moment of silence. What a wonderful way to pay tribute to all of these folks.
I was awake early (6:15) so I watched a recording of highlights from the Monterey Pop Festival from 1967. Hendrix and Joplin are timeless. It brought back a flood of memories – the sounds and the sites of the late 60s and early 70s. The hair, the fashion… It was a nice glimpse into the past, and I was able to pick out things that would eventually evolve into the main stream. Now I’m listening to a concert that recorded on my DVR of Jeff Beck. Again, a sound from so long ago yet in no way dated.
We’ve had several days of sun with temps in the 80s and even a day in the low 90s. Last night the clouds moved in and today is overcast and significantly cooler. I’ve got the house open and the wind is sailing through, bringing sweet scents and stirring memories of a by-gone time.
Yes, today is a day for memories. I hope you have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day and that you can take time not only to remember those who have given their lives for their country, but to your past and all the events (large and small) that have shaped you into the person you are today.