Do you remember the feeling of flipping through a magazine? Of pouring over glossy page after glossy page? Reading magazines is such a nostalgic experience for me. When I was younger, there was no greater delight than my parents coming home from buying groceries....because I knew there would be at least one magazine tucked away for me. Sometimes, it was Seventeen. Other times, it was YM. It might have been Teen, Teen People, Bop, Tiger Beat, Popstar or Teen Vogue. A lot of times, it depended who was on the cover, but it was always a thrill to be presented with that magazine. It was something that was all my own. (Well, sometimes it was also my sister's. But usually, the magazine ended up in my possession.) I remember that I would eagerly help to put away groceries and then spend the next several hours reading every single word and looking at every single image in that oh-so-special magazine. It made me feel so special.
So, thanks to Atoosa, I am remembering the way things used to be. I am caught up in my memories in the best possible way. While it is important to be in the moment and prepare for the future...there is a unique beauty in being able to look back at the past with a smile. Today, I am smiling and remembering how important those glossy pages used to be.
What makes you nostalgic? Did you used to read any special magazines?