So I’ve decided to try to post a writing prompt every Saturday. Hopefully I won’t fall off the wagon too many times trying to do so!
Today’s Prompt: What memories from your own childhood would you most like to relive?
My response: I know it sounds corny, but the memories I would most like to relive are just ordinary days filled with happy ordinary moments. Eating cinnamon toast made by my mom while I sit and watch My Little Pony and play with my own pony toy collection (how I wish I had kept those toys!). Playing on the trampoline in our screened in front porch. Watching Nickelodeon back when it was the bomb. Coming home on the last day of school with my backpack full of goodies from the teacher and an entire summer spread out in front of me like a magical adventure. Camping out in my Smurf sleeping bag with my sister, telling scary stories and then being unable to sleep. Family picnics and midnight fishing trips with my dad. Those are the things I miss the most and would love the chance to revisit.
Sitting here watching ‘Funny Face’ starring Audbrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. It’s a lovely movie, but then again I love most of Audrey’s movies. However, watching her films kind of depresses me. Partly because she is just so elegant and beautiful, she’s full of class and sophistication, something a tomboy like me could only dream of.
Her films often have a sort of fairy tale-like quality to them that makes you wish life could really be like that. Maybe part of it is just the fact that we all tend to romanticize the past, and the era of gentlemen and true ladies seems to have passed us by, but it feels like something is really missing from the world today when you watch classics like that.
Maybe I am just a romantic young fool with an old soul, but I wish I could wake up in an Audrey Hepburn world and just enjoy the novelty of it all for a while. Modern life with its many conveniences may benefit our lazy society, but sometimes you just want more.