Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Grab Bag: Your personal portal

Perhaps I've been watching too much Phineas and Ferb or reading too much "Magic Treehouse" lately, but the other day as I was driving in my car I started to ponder the concept of time travel.  Not in any real science-y way.  In fact, I only thought about it because Beck's "Loser" came on my playlist and as it always does, it brought me back to the place I first heard that song playing on the radio.

Instead of running mundane motherhood errands, I was mentally back in San Francisco in 1994 sitting in my 1972 VW Karmann Ghia at the corner of Church and 18th making a left turn.  I don't remember where I was going really, but I remember the location and the song still transports me.  For some reason that song really knocked me back and I pulled over in a bus zone to listen (something I don't really recommend doing in San Francisco because Muni buses don't really look out for parked cars, or anything else for that matter!)

Once the song ended and I was back in my 2004 Passat wagon with windows covered in stickers, I thought, "This would be a great writing prompt!"so here we go.

Do you have a personal time travel portal?  What song, smell, or object can take you back to another time?






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3 comments:

Sybil said...

Oh Loser is a big one for me, too. How interesting! It was Spring of 1994, my junior year of HS, and I was in my friend's Pathfinder.

followthatdog said...

Sybil, I know you don't do it intentionally, but man sometimes you make me feel OLD. High school....sigh.

geekymummy said...

I love this prompt! When I am not stuck in a powerless airport I will write my own!

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