Welcome, to The Music of Life Column, published in the One Thousand Trees online Magazine. Some of the most important connections of our lives, those we form with ourselves throughout life, as well as those we form with our families and friends, are being lost in this modern world of “social” media, minimalism, and keeping up with society. I hope, through this column, to remind my readers of all that matters, and help them re-establish their bonds with life, memories, mementos, and traditions.
Memories show up in the most interesting ways sometimes. Certain scents will trigger an instant flood of images, sounds and even textures; everything is clear and crisp, with every detail vividly presented. Ivory dish soap awakens a memory of my Grandparent’s kitchen; the very flat, but slightly fuzzy and rough carpet in a mottled pattern of brown and orange, the stainless steel double sink where I helped with dishes; the window above the sink overlooking the front yard, and providing a view of the home across the street. The counter was long and brown, and the dish soap scent leads me to other memories too; the cookie tub at the end by the window, the sound the cutlery drawer made as I went looking for my favourite spoon inside, stirring bread dough as she taught me how to make cheese bread; a recipe my Grandfather had followed for years, which was then taken up my Grandmother, then passed on to me. So much connected with one small trigger. Other memories show up as fuzzy feelings, with very little that is solid to hold on to, but just as important. Read the rest of this column in the January 2019 issue of One Thousand Trees by clicking HERE.
My name is Kayleigh Radatus, and I'm the creator of This Groovy Life. As far as I'm concerned, we're here to really live and love This Groovy Life, and it's my purpose to help you do exactly that! I hope this blog is helpful. If there are any Personal Empowerment or Metaphysical topics you'd like me to cover, send me a message!