I don't want to be showing off my embarrassing patterned leggings and ugly bangs, circa 2002. However, I do see the fun in it: There's something satisfying about hearing a song that brings you back to your carefree high school days.
Today is Veterans Day, and every year the poppies blossoming from lapels mark a time to reflect upon the personal sacrifices that it took for us to have many of the freedoms we enjoy, as imperfect as our democracy may be.
Looking back on the past is a beautiful thing, especially when we can appreciate memories that are good, happy and celebratory. But today can be beautiful, too, as we consider the present opportunities and possibilities that life affords us.