Penny's Passion: Thinking Out Loud Thursday - June 2, 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Thinking Out Loud Thursday - June 2, 2016

Welcome to Thinking Out Loud Thursday!  So glad you popped in to visit me and Vanessa from X-tremely V!  Hope you link up below and tell all your blogger friends to link up too!

Wow -- it's Thursday already!!  Heck, I'm still shocked that it's June already!  This year is zipping by at lightning speed.  That's what I'm thinking out loud about today -- how quickly life passes us by.  Today I'd like to share a touching poem that my friend Linda wrote about that very subject.  

Life Lessons on Vinyl

“It’s a record player!” I say
As I open the wrapped box.
My daughter corrects me:
It’s a turntable now,
And records have become vinyl.
Dropping the needle takes me back
To my much younger self,
And I’m ready to get lost in the chords and lyrics.
Billy sings, “You can get what you want, or you can get old.”
I sang the words back when the words were young, too,
Their meaning lost as other words quickly replaced them.
You can get what you want.
Or you can get old.
Like vinyl, age creates depth, layers, richness.
There is no fast forward:
We have to listen through the bad songs to get to the good songs.
In such a short time, deafening silence seems to close in,
And I realize the first half is over.
I tell myself, “Don’t worry:

There is always a side B.”

Whether you are in your side A or side B, hope you are making the most of your life.  Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the day-to-day that we forget to look around us and really enjoy life.  Life is happening NOW!  Don't miss it.

Now it's your turn -- link up what you're thinking out loud about today.  Join me and Vanessa at X-tremely V by linking up your favorite post(s) from the week.  We love hearing from you!

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  1. Great poem. I know what you mean about life going by so fast. Half a year done almost and I do believe it goes by faster the older we get. Thanks for hosting Penny.

  2. Enjoyed this poem. Love the idea of a side B or the flipside of life. Thanks for hosting Thinking Out Loud Penny.

  3. Your poem touched a chord (pun semi-intentional). Thanks for the opportunity to link up :-)

  4. Don't you love records and record players!
    They seem to be popping up again! Wish I'd kept some of my old records.
    And, I'm so glad there is a side "B!"
    Found your post today on 100 Happy Days.

  5. This was a fantastic poem! I really enjoyed it and I'm not typically a poem person. Thanks for the opportunity to link up :)