In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Always Something There to Remind Me.”
Wow! Scrolling through old prompts, since I’m a newbie blogger, I came across this one and the very first song that came to my mind was Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Were Made For Walking”. The first time I ever heard it, when it hit the top of the charts, I was at a “grown-up” party (I was only 16) at a cousin’s home. When I hear that song I have a kaleidoscope of images in my head: dancing in the back yard in the dark, playing Spin the Bottle (aka Truth or Dare), my cousin losing and getting his face shaved by his blindfolded fiancée, so much laughter, and feeling so free as it was one night I was not under the abusive thumb of my stepfather. Those days and nights were rare and much valued.