Looking Back   by Janice Tindle

I’d like go back to

Before John Lennon was gunned down, 

Before the Beatles broke up, 

Before ticket prices were a days wage, 

Before record stores went under, 

And there was only one Main St. 

I’d like to go back to before my mind was filled with how to make ends meet, 

And laying awake at night wondering if I have I have enough for “independent living.”

When my heart was pulled towards dancing in places with live music, good friends and laughing til my belly ached. 

When  “Brown-Eyed Girl” became a Sing-A-Along, drummers were respected and everybody knew the name of the bass player. 

I want to go back to when the music wasn’t just in the background and dancing was close and tender. 

When my waist was tiny, and so was his, and gray hair was only on grandparents and wise old folks.

I want to go back, to riding in our pick up truck in four inch heels and staying out all night and rolling it seamlessly into a work day. 

When the face in the mirror was absolutely lovely and nothing could ever change my reflection. 

Before Paul and Ringo had grandchildren and I had to explain The Moody Blues, 

And I got blank stares when I mentioned Bob Dylan, 

Before micro breweries and digital music and live streaming, 

Before the Internet, endless technology and TMI, 

When bliss was your favorite song on the radio, with the top down, your hair in the wind, and the world was your oyster. 

I want to go back to when I had no idea just how fortunate I was to have the young healthy body that I had and my life was being played out by the Top Ten. 

It was fantastic. 

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About janicetindle.com

NOTICE: NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING, from my website janicetindle.com may be use without a request in writing to me. Permission, if granted, will be done in writing. Failure to do so will result in possible prosecution. I am the sole owner of my words and at point of publication on this site it is copyrighted as mine. - copyright 2012 Janice Tindle In 2010, I suffered a traumatic brain injury and other injuries when hit by an under insured driver. It changed my life. I now live with Dystonia, a rare and painful neurologal disorder that causes involuntary muscle spasms and abnormal posturing. There is no treatment or cure. The best one can do is treat the symptoms. You can learn more at DMRF.org. I try to write about people and things that help and inspire my readers. You can find more of my story by going to helphopelive.org. I am also on Facebook, where I have five pages, Pain Brain -Anti- Inflammatory Foods, Brain Tears, The Positive Posters Page, Traumatic Brain Injury Resources Page, Janice Tindle- Writer. I am also on Twitter and LinkedIn. Simply Google my name and my published articles should appear. I've been published in Fearless Caregiver, Today's Caregiver, TBI Hope and Inspiration Magazine, The Mighty.com, and several other publications. I am currently a caregiver for my dear mother. My hope is to someday finish my books, "Get Back Up!" and "Galicia's Granite" during my mother's lifetime. Your interest in my care, recovery and writing is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Comments are welcome.
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