Wednesday, September 1, 2010
WHO AM I TO TALK?????????
Now I can see why when I was a teen I thought old women were just big mouthed yakkers!
I mean it wasn't just old women, it was old men too. Old being anyone over the age of 40 for sure. They were always criticizing the way we dressed, the way we wore our hair, the things we did, the music we listened to. They were just old fogies and no fun.
Today I had one of those light bulb moments, or a spiritual awakening, or a come to Jesus meeting by myself or whatever you want to call it. I know it was a revelation!
And I was sitting here remembering the stupid...stupid things I did when I was a kid. Like the time I had finished my clarinet music lesson and was waiting in line to pay at the counter to pay for my session and just for the pure hell of it, and because I could, I put my finger in the little hole of the silver cap that went on the mouthpiece of my clarinet to protect the reed. Well I turned it and I turned it and before you knew it .... yep it was stuck on so tight I could not get it off.
Embarrassed just did not describe the foolish way I was feeling and what an ordeal to get it off. It literally had to be cut off.
So the stupid things I see kids do today ... well there still seem stupid to me, but they did not invent stupid. Been there and done that myself.
And of course a quick trip to the mall leaves us shaking our heads at the dress code for today. Dress code????????????? There is none. Sometimes silly, sometimes cute and many times downright vulgar.
But I am sure there were old folks in the fifties and sixties who thought we were completely out of line here. And I know the kids of today think we were lame.
I remember my Daddy not wanting me to go out with a boy with a hairstyle kinda like this only he probably had Brylcream in his hair. But if his hair touched the collar or if he had sideburns he was a "bad boy".
But wait......lookey here, lookey here this is a boy of 2010 and this style, well it is downright stylish. To anyone under 40 that is.
So what is the moral of this story you ask? Probably not much of one. Just wanted to join in bloggyland today and my mind went here. But what I mean to impart on you is that we can all probably just chill out and accept the youth and everyone else on the planet as being the unique person they are and realize that in a 50 years folks will be making fun of this generation and with any luck I might not be around to see what comes next!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Mollye at 8:58 AM