Saturday, February 28, 2009

Pop Culture Refugee

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" How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?"
Satchel Paige

"Disillusion is the last illusion." Wallace Stevens

". . . But I was so much older then; I'm younger than that now."
The Byrds

As the years pass, we become refugees from our pop-culture era while it recedes along with our hairline.

All that made us hip, all that we shared: the music, clothes and slang, now mark us as passe'. We have become as irrelevant as grandpa's vinyl Big Band records.

Remaining interested in current youth culture exposes us to the charge of Peter Pan-ism, unless we can develop, retain, and nurture a genuineness which, like a magical lodestone, instantly transcends any temporal or cultural divide.

Then, a space exists for healthy sharing between generations, or even healthy mentor-ship.

Note: They told us that marijuana would harm our brains, but scientists now believe that it's active ingredient may reduce brain-damaging inflammation that accompanies Alzheimer's disease.

A L O H A, Cloudia