Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Nostalgia (part 7) - Calendar Girl

Julie London - Calendar Girl LP


It used to be considered a malady. Painful homecoming. But also a yearning for the past that can bring joy. It can be a foreshadow of revolution. Or merely be an anchor to the familiarity of the past.
[ reference: Oxford dictionary; ]

But most of us may have felt the emotion as we grow older and look back. Especially around the Holidays.

Why do we experience nostalgia? 

The philosophy video below offers some thoughts:

And New Years Eve most often evokes feelings of Nostalgia.

Reviewing the previous year. As well as looking forward to the coming year. Exploring the future with a few familiar faces. Or familiar music. Like the Golden Oldies.

For example, ....

Looking back from 1960 to the coming months of 2017.

Let this Neil Sedaka hit from 1960 be the launching pad for Calendar Girl with classical figures for every month of the year:

January .... February .... March ... April ... May .... June ... Jul y ... August ... September ... October ... November ... December

The calendar flips through each month to the New Year. To start over again.


Time marches on. The old, the Oldies, greets the new ...

The New Year 
- 2017 - 
and every day of the year!


Photo: from - Julie London - Calendar Girl LP

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Cats (part 2) - Christmas and Cats


Cats love trees. 

But when cats discover Christmas trees and all that goes with it? Often, chaos and laughs ensure....

Until you shake the kitty crunchies.

But it's not all about the treats.

Now onto the deeper meaning of Christmas...from a cat's perspective. With all the seriousness of  a Charles Dickens Christmas Carol.

Again, this cool tuxedo cat, Henri, stars in this existential short film,

The Worst Noel.

But not all our furry friends are down on the holiday. And it's not just about the treats.

So from the cats around the internet...

We Wish You A Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year! 


Previous post in the series:

Cats (part 1) - Halloween and Cats (2016)


photo: Cat-XmasTree/