I have been having a rough year!!! No, really!! My daughter lost custody of our grandson in December and that has been very hard on everyone in the family. At the same time my Dad was fighting stomach cancer and then in the Spring, he died.
Since then, I have been taking care of my Mom, who in addtion to her poor health has been slowly losing what faculties she had. Last week, she lost them all and had to be hospitalized to keep her from hurting herself or my family.
Needless to say, inspiration for scrapbooking or journaling has been impossible to find. I haven’t been able to write about how I feel, because it is too awful to give words to.
I did manage to make one layout. I was trying to remember better times and was thinking about how music has always been a big part of my life and how I express myself. Then I started thinking about how the bands I listen to now are different than what they used to be.
The layout is about what all of my notebooks looked like in high school. The next layout will be on what I listen to now and the fact that while I listen to new stuff, the old stuff is still in my CD collection and on my ipod. I think that if any of your journaling is geared toward memoir, then you should include the things that interest you.
So, here is the layout and some quotes about nostalgia.
“Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.”
“True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories”
“Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.”
Peter De Vries
We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it. ~George Eliot
Backward turn backward o time in your flight Make me a child again just for tonight…
Elizabeth Akers Allen
Nostalgia is recalling the fun without reliving the pain.