Did any one of my three followers ever watch the show China Beach? It was set in Vietnam and starred Dana Delany & Marg Helgenberger....and some hot dude whose name I can't recall. Anyhoo, the theme song was Reflections by Diana Ross and The Supremes. I just googled the lyrics and they are much more sad/heartbreak-y than my mood today, but the title of the song certainly represents the theme of today for me. I'm definitely in a reflective mood.
For your listening enjoyment, here is the youtube video of The Supremes performing the song, as well as another song:
Ooh! And here is the actual China Beach theme!
I find myself reflecting on those that used to be such an integral part of my life, but that, for some reason or another, I no longer have in my life. Now, I'm talking about people from years ago, friends, neighbours, other peeps......it is strange how time doesn't seem to pass, yet when I look back I can't figure out what happened to all of those "constant" people. I suppose for me the easy answer is children. Children happened. But I suppose that isn't fair to blame it on procreating. I mean, it does take two to tango. My blame can rest on my self-inflicted seclusion and sudden lack of social butterfly-edness. I remember being on the phone for countless hours a day when I was younger. So, at least, I was keeping in touch. I just don't know what happened.
Worse than that, I can't seem to figure out how to remedy the situation. How do I turn this around and reclaim friendships or even hope to make new ones? Baby steps are great, if you actually take them. Baby steps aren't worth a damn if you simply stand there paralysed. They are just meaningless words. I guess it's time to make an actual plan. I like, make that love, lists - so I will have to make a "Reclaim/Make New Friends List. Wonder if it will work.
Now off to prepare for this evening's visit from my daddy and his lovely wife Marie. Firstly, I must make a preparation list ;)