This post is inspired by so many things that I'm not sure where to start. I have to confess that it's at least partly about work avoidance - I've been off work all week (no particular reason) and I promised the younger MissToffee that I'd put down laminate flooring in her bedroom sometime this week. Well. it's Thursday, I'm out all day tomorrow and it ain't done yet ...
The immediate spur that made me want to share something with y'all was the following incident. I just opened a new packet of (warning: product placement) Kellog's Cornflakes (do I live for pleasure alone, I hear you ask) and I suddenly got that feeling of excitement that I used to get when there was the prospect of finding a small plastic figurine of some sort, buried deep within the packet. I experienced a warm glow that lasted for several seconds and then remembered that I'm a 48 year old man. But for a moment I was seven again.
And that reminded me of the line in Summertime about nostalgia:
Sittin' with your friends cause y'all reminisce
About the days growin' up and the first person you kissed
And as I think back, makes me wonder how
The smell from a grill could spark up nostalgia
And that reminded me that Summertime would have been a good shout for this week's theme, if only for the "first person you kissed" line.
And with the weather we've been having in this part of the world this week, you can almost believe that summertime is here.
And do we really need an excuse to listen to Will Smith's finest hour?
Of course, it's always summertime on the 'Spill ...
Question: what sparks up your nostalgia?
Alternative question: what's your most treasured free gift?