Daily Archives: March 9, 2016
I’m big into nostalgia.
Only, not my nostalgia.
I’m big into the nostalgia of times I never encountered, and times when the things that make you go SQUEE! with delight were past me and thoroughly engulfed my children. The latter nostalgic times are embraced, loved, fondled, and homaged by a terrifically gifted writer (and very young man..okay, I added the “very” part because old) by the name of Matt at his blog Dinosaur Dracula.
Matt’s take on everything from movies to food is a reminder that oftentimes things are much sweeter looking back.
For the things that take me back back, to a time I never encountered but wished I had, I read a Reader’s Digest publication called “Reminisce”. It’s full of warm and wonderful recollections of times long gone, often told by the people who lived them. I have always said I was born of the wrong time, and when I read the magazine I feel it’s true.
But, not for the nostalgic way things were when women stayed home and baked bread, or washed clothes in a tub.
No, I’m too lazy to go back to those times.
What I miss is the simplicity of everyday life. The lines between right and wrong were clear and definite. Home, family, children, marriage..these were sacred trusts.
Anymore, I don’t know what’s sacred except maybe the love of self. With twitter pics of a naked Kardashian-West, and the glorifying of things I believe to be so wrong – like Caitlin Jenner – I long for a time when I wasn’t affronted on all fronts by the out in fronts.
Don’t misread…I am not totally judging, okay maybe I am judging a little bit, but mostly I’m saying I don’t care that Kim has “..nothing to wear..” or that Caitlin used to be Bruce.
I DON’T CARE, and I don’t want to celebrate that shit or any of the other piles of shit I’m constantly forced to see. I also don’t want to be confronted with it every time I turn on the television, radio, open up Facebook (and thank the gods I don’t use Twitter other than to auto-send a new post, because I do not understand that at all..not one bit), or simply exist in this world.