Ranch Reflections are articles written by LRHS students and staff who want to share their experiences, thoughts, and concerns. This is a great opportunity for Mustangs to branch out beyond traditional news stories.  This edition features an LRHS sophomore’s appreciation for things others may consider “old fashioned.”

The author enjoys being seen as as “old soul”

Bella Moscone – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Someone once called me an “Old Soul.” I don’t think they’re wrong.

I’ve always been attracted to old and vintage things … whether it’s a place, an object or even pictures and paintings.  That’s pretty much the definition of an “old soul.”

I think my attraction comes from spending hours in old antique shops ever since I was little. Walking around the shops, fascinated by the old furniture, clothes and even things like perfume bottles.

However, it’s also the old time movies that capture my heart as well. The 1939 film “Gone with The Wind” was the first movie I watched at an early age thinking “I could watch this movie over and over again.”

My grandma shares the same love for this movie and has often compared me to “Gone With the Wind’s” characters Scarlet O’hara and my sister to Melanie Wilkes.

Though the meaning of an old soul as described here is “someone who continues to reincarnate in order to heal or complete karmic agreements.”

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The meaning can go much deeper than this, even involving the “spiritual world,” which can get controversial.

But how do you know if you’re an old soul? Having high empathy is considered a trait seen in old souls. You want to make a difference – you believe in making improvements in the world.

I don’t think there’s any specific definition to one being an old soul – I believe that anyone who considers themselves an old soul can have their own reasons why they think so.

Correction – In our original post the author was identified as a junior. “Mustangs Ahead” apologizes for any inconvenience.