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Reincarnation: do you believe in it?

No. Totally do not. I think it’s a bunch of crap though two major religions, including my family’s own believe in it. I do not. Though it would be cool though. Kinda like the Cylon skinjobs in the reboot Battlestar Galactica. Without the evangelistic moronic religion involved, I might add.

But I don’t believe in it. It’s a stupid and illogical thought that we have this thing called a soul and once we die, it looks for a new host and gets reborn again. I have heard and read stories about people – why is it always usually in the USA? – about young girls or boys talking about a past life, them remembering their spouse from an earlier life and knowing the way to their old house and all such nonsense that looks good on a tv series or a movie but in real life none of the stories have been authenticated.

People will want to believe what they want to believe. You can’t change that and only they themselves can better their ways of thinking and educate themselves and stop choosing to spout rubbish ideas passed down from the ancient world and convince themselves of this drivel.

Prompt from The Daily Post at WordPress.com

But It’s Still A Mystery

Street of Dreams is the first single from the band Rainbow’s Bent Out of Shape album released in 1983 and was a big hit and a long time favourite for fans. I was about 12 in 1988 when a friend of my sister from her college gave me a compilation/biggest hits of Rainbow songs. I don’t remember if this was an official release or one of those tapes we used to get from Hong Kong or Japan.

Anyways, this song was a big favourite of mine from the time I heard it. My sister’s friend was a rocker chick who had a ton of great albums from really cool 70s & 80s bands and even had some VHS tapes filled with rock band music videos. I can’t remember her name though. But I remember I got introduced to bands like Rainbow, Deep Purple and a few others through her collection.

Back to the song, in 1988 I met this girl named Sofia who had just moved to my school. She was a class ahead of me but about 2 years older. She had fair skin, curly brown hair and she was tall. Taller than me too! But I had this magnificent crush on her. Probably my first real crush. I remember all those feelings I had for this girl. And I would play this song and imagine it was me singing to her, while she danced around me in a white sweater and a grey skirt! I remember it so well even it was almost 30 years ago!!!