Monday, July 5, 2010
ANOTHER MILESTONE: 2010 4TH OF JULY
Remember- Summer- as a Kid?? Schools out- and there are and endless number of days until school starts back! That has always been a block of time measurement in my, and probably "MOST" of our lives. Along with the Obvious- CHRISTMAS, Channuka, New Years Eve, Valentine's Day, EASTER, Mother's Day, Father's Day--(we still get ripped off), Memorial Day, the 4th, Labor Day........
YOU GET IT: all the BIGGIES!
We wait ,and essentially take these dates, and a few significant others-- AS big markers- set points, restore points, AND USE THEM AS REFERENCE POINTS IN OUR LIVES. Let see, my Oldest is 8- and he was 3 when that happened-- so 1978! We can really zero in on specifics, spanning years, and even decades.
Have you ever caught yourself in such a rut that it's a measured, almost dreaded countdown to an Event- which always carries the Pressure- Of : "CAN WE EXCEED THE INFAMOUS-" (fill-in whATever, with whENever), and live up to that day--or Perhaps SOMEHOW Better it!
This can sum up this concept in Two Words!
CLARK GRISWOLD:Clark Wilhelm "Sparky" Griswold, Jr. (born August 8, 1945) is the main protagonist of the National Lampoons Vacation film series. He is portrayed by Chevy Chase.
I am going to attempt to relive my 12-30 year old life. I am at home looking in. I have TV Land, Cartoon Tv, HIST, DISCOVERY, NAT/GEO, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND 1,000,000,000 OTHER CHANNELS TO CHOOSE FROM! Virtually anything and everything I need to look back over an electronic landscape that has been well documented in TV, Film, Song, Documentary--across an entire spectum of media. I can look back with my current knowledge- and re-live some of those experiences.
I can now get the Munchies-- and as I'm an adult- I can actually leave the house at 2:30 am, drive to a Waffle House--(SOBER THIS TIME) and re-live an episode I was TOLD about in my 20's !! I don't have to ASK PERMISSION!! I AM the adult--I have the Money to Go! It is total freedom. I'm not on anybody''s schedule. It is awesome, and yet can be so daunting!
What do I do with this much Freedom, and Control! As long as my expectations remain reasonable-- I CAN ATTAIN MOST OF THEM!!
This sense of Self- or RE-Self Discovery is fun, funny, ironic, scary and A BLAST!!!!
SOUNDS LIKE A MID-LIFE CRISES DON'T IT FOLKS!
EXCEPT THERE IS NO CRISES TO IT RIGHT NOW!!!
Does the daily boring routine get to you? The absolute daily grind. That is where our character truly shines. He/She, that handles the mundane, with Grace, Guts and Aplomb is truly a winner!
Paul said it is an Endurance race--and Having done all-- Then Just STAND!! Sober, vigilant, aware,
STRONG---- HAPPY CONTENT----- & IN CONTROL!!
Rusty can: Log jam, Japanese Iris, Digital Cam.. ..........
Heard the Song by Bily Joel in a Top Tens countdown on him on VH1 Clasic-- "We didn't start the fire.......'
but it continues to Burn! The more I watch and look back-- The more History repeats itself.......