I sure wouldn't want this view outside my kitchen window each day..
But I do like the picture..
I am a bit work spent to write anything profound...I think ??? give me a second...
Oh yes, yesterday I drove down to the fruit & vege store for supplies.
A family with 2 young boys were more distressed about the boys behaviour than anyone else was..a change I might add.
When I reached the check out...it was heard loudly
"we are not going there now we are going home" by mother.
The young boy serving me was maybe 17 or 18 & he grinned slightly & said
" bring back memories."
Sure my brother & I were always threatened in the car as we set off on some journey to a bigger town & hence loads of excitement.
I mentioned in passing I didn't have any children..
so we discussed that...
Then he says
Oh you grew up in the best time..the 60's was amazing.
It was I said ..each day it was something pushed...
The social revolution was the biggest in history he says...
& it will never happen again.
I mention something about the protests against the Vietnam war..
This kid was alive...
I said music drove us & funnily still can..
we were a bulk lot & lucky for such experiences
we also think we were so lucky.
Yes you had a choice & now we just get boring jobs & do nothing much.
I said...you have to do it your self..
Go build your own jobs...
I felt dreams & hope are so important....
we just got jobs...travelled somewhere...danced...
peace ...love..& flowers..
our fathers came back from the one before...we saw what that did ...
confused pride & such internal damage...& disruption to young lives
The 60's was a strength that is difficult to explain & something we, as aging whatevers now should never lose or forget..
I want the youth like this young interested guy to have choice, freedom. chase dreams..to find themselves...not dope or drink themselves into a pretend world of ??
to be who they should be...a sense of individual..
I have had this conversation with more than one young guy serving me in shops..
I love the interest....I am not old when they light up that we lived in such an exciting era...