Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Just Like That

I was just sitting here, and like a flash flood this memory just came to mind. It's late Autumn, almost Winter. The snow is falling outside and hundreds of people are crowded into my high school gym for a basketball game against our biggest rival.



It's hotter than July in that place. You're having so much fun you can barely stand it. The bleachers are rocking. The anticipation might kill you right there. As the clock ticks down, the volume goes up. You can't even hear the ref's whistle, it's so loud.



"Warm up the bus! Warm up the bus! Warm up the bus!"



We knew we were going to win.







Man, those were fun times.



Who knows where that came from. Basketball isn't really my thing. High school seems so long ago. But a memory like that, it's welcome any time.

11 comments:

Nicole said...

Memories are very powerful and weird when they just come flooding in.

anne said...

That is so bizarre - I had a flash memory like that yesterday too and thought about whether other had them. Now I know.

justacoolcat said...

I have memories like this often. Occasionally it feels like I am living in multiple places and times at once.

egan said...

So cool, I like the idea of posting a fond memory. Did you have "mad hops"?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I love when that happens! I also love when you have a flash that the moment you are currently experiencing will be something you will always remember, even if it doesn't seem like anything that special at the time. But that knowledge makes it special.

singleton said...

Isn't that wild? When you just deja-vue something right back up from the past......and funny, like telephone tag, you said it, and I could hear the crowd roaring.....homecoming football game, 9th grade! You took me right there!

Dawn said...

Sheesh..at this point, high school WAS so long ago! :)

GirlGoyle said...

"Warm up the bus! Warm up the bus! Warm up the bus!" you gave me goose bumps as I was sucked back to those days. Boy was it all about work hard and play hard. Such egos!

Danielle said...

I get those flashes sometimes myself...sometimes a song, a scent, or just seeing something flashes me to something else...it's just weird, but fun.

brookem said...

i like when those (at least the good ones) memories sneak up on you like that. bring back a really good feeling or time. they can be pretty sneaky.

Bre said...

Memories like that are certainly sneaky, but also extremly delightful! :)