Sunday, October 4, 2020

PTSD Patrol Homeward Bound

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
October 4, 2020


Today my husband and I took a drive to Old Orchard Beach in Maine. We haven't been there since we were kids and it felt strangely wonderful to have so many memories come flooding back. We're different now. We didn't even know each other growing up in our city but we shared some of the same experiences. It was great to see how little it had changed after all these years, but after 15 years in Florida, both of us had the same reaction sitting on the bench...while we left New England for a time...it never left us. Feature video is Homeward Bound by Simon and Garfunkel.
If you have PTSD, you may think that you cannot be homeward bound, but what you need to remember is, the person you were, was with you the whole time and pieces of that life are with you always. 

If you had bad times, try to let them go and hang onto the good memories. I had some miserable times in my life but there were some that were really wonderful. Simple things like the smell in my house when my Mom made Chocolate Chip cookies from scratch. Or when she cooked Sunday dinner for our huge extended family. The sound of laughter when her and her sisters and their families came over. All the trips we took to different places in New England, like Old Orchard Beach.

Those are the type of memories that you should hang onto for when the bad memories come back.

#BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD

I'm sittin' in the railway station
Got a ticket to my destination
On a tour of one-night stands
My suitcase and guitar in hand
And every stop is neatly planned
For a poet and a one-man band
Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home where my thought's escapin'
Home where my music's playin'
Home where my love lies waitin'
Silently for me
Every day's an endless stream
Of cigarettes and magazines
And each town looks the same to me
The movies and the factories
And every stranger's face I see
Reminds me that I long to be
Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home where my thought's escapin'
Home where my music's playin'
Home where my love lies waitin'
Silently for me
Tonight I'll sing my songs again
I'll play the game and pretend
But all my words come back to me
In shades of mediocrity
Like emptiness in harmony
I need someone to comfort me
Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home where my thought's escapin'
Home where my music's playin'
Home where my love lies waitin'
Silently for me
Silently for me

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Paul Simon
Homeward Bound lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group 

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