Reminiscences: Wind


I saw a new project on Mrs. Fever’s memoir prompt wind and I knew I wanted to participate in this project. I finally found the time to do so.

Wind. There is so much I can say about it. I love windy days and big wind storms, until the power goes out. I love windsocks and have even made a few. I love flying kites in the wind, although it’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to do that. My dad use to windsurf, even up into his 80’s… he is 91 now and had to finally give up his hobby. One thing I’ve never tried is sailing, which is weird considering I grew up in the town called “the boat capital of the world”. Oh, we had boats of course… rowboats and paddle boards and canoes and kayaks, and outboard motor boats and cruisers and one big one that looked like a barge. My dad built boats while I was growing up, including a salmon fishing boat that he used in Westport and then eventually sailed to Hawaii then sold it and then stayed in Hawaii to live. But we never had a sailboat.

But when I think of wind, I think of songs with “wind” in the name of the song.

“Windy” by the Association… which I adopted as my theme song… (windy, cindi, get it?)

“They Call the Wind Mariah” which is from the movie “Paint Your Wagon”. Elliott used this song is his version of this prompt: They Call The Wind Mariah

“Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler (from the movie “Beaches”)

“Dust in the Wind” by Kansas

“Blowing in the Wind”…. done by Bob Dylan and another version by Peter, Paul and Mary.

“Candle in the Wind” by Elton John. He did a version of this in honor of Princess Diana after she died. My daughter’s dance team did a tribute to my daughter at the spring recital after my daughter died.

“She’s Like the Wind” by Patrick Swayze (from the movie “Dirty Dancing”)

“Summer Wind” by Frank Sinatra

“And The Wind Cries Mary” by Jimi Hendrix

“Against the Wind” by Bob Segar

“Colors of the Wind” by Vanessa Williams (from the movie “Pocahontas”



8 thoughts on “Reminiscences: Wind

  1. I took a sailing lesson once. It, um…

    Did not go well. *laugh*

    So “no sailboat” sounds just fine to me. Lol.

    Very cool about all the non-sailing boats though. And your dad going to Hawaii on a boat of his own sounds like quite an adventure!

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