Flash Fiction #165

Nostalgia

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

THROUGH A GLASS, DARKLY

Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be.

Perhaps the loss and blurring of memories from old age isn’t entirely a bad thing.  We can look back on our lives through the filter of contentment for a life well lived.

We can remember the happy birthdays, the important anniversaries, the great grandkids, and forget the nosy, incompetent co-workers, the uncaring, slave-driver bosses, the crazy neighbors, and the arrogant politicians.

They say that ignorance is bliss, and it can be – in a way.  Just remember that living well is the best revenge.  Accentuate the positive. Eliminate the negative.  Don’t worry.  Be happy!

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Click above to hear the great Ella Fitzgerald tell you how to do it.

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Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story

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15 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #165

  1. ellenbest24 says:

    Can’t beat a good Ella! Dont worry be happy is another good sentiment and song. Thank you for this.😇

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  2. granonine says:

    When Alzheimer’s sets in, the victim gradually comes to a place of not knowing what has been lost. It is the caregivers who have to endure this long goodbye. Not sure why my mind went there, but it did. 🙂

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  3. Dale says:

    Not to be one of those overly “cheery” peeps, I do tend to focus on the positive. It’s just so much easier and lighter that way 😉 Of course, as the memory goes, I like to think the happy ones are the toughest and ones that stick around!
    Excellent Ella addition!

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    • Archon's Den says:

      I linked a music video to one of my posts, and a regular reader asked if I could do it more often, so I’m obliging. Glad you liked it. I chose Ella – cuz she’s the best – but everybody has done a cover, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra….Lord, even Justin Timberlake. 😯

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  4. jillyfunnell says:

    Emphasizing the positive gets my vote every time. Good writing.

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