I'm having a great time in California. It's been fun to visit - not only family, but places that hold so many memories for me. It never ceases to amaze me how hard nostalgia can hit me as I travel through old neighborhoods, eat at favorite eateries, and take in the sights, sounds, and smells of my youth.
Some times I'm hit so hard, I have to stop and try to hold it all in. Actually, I'm having a hard time articulating how it feels. I can only say it's an overwhelming wave of emotions. At times, my eyes sting with tears and my heart is so full I'm not sure I can contain it all. I guess this is the way it should be. Memories hold a strong place in our lives so we can remember who we are and how we got to where we are now.
So I'll make this into an Aloha Friday. My question is:
Where do you look forward to going when you go back to visit some place you used to live?
Be sure to visit Kailani who hosts Aloha Friday where all you have to do is ask a simple question in hopes that others will answer it.