I spent an hour or so today, listening to music from when I was young(ish). I didn’t really have much of a life until I got to town when I was 15 but from that point on; most definitely once I hit 17 and 18 and 19 into my 20’s, I was a very happy person. I was serious-minded and all. I was deep and what not, but also very happy and the music I listened to reflected this.
Outside of my obsession with Leonard Cohen at 15, I liked funny music, yang music, upbeat music as opposed to pine and cry in your beer stuff. I liked music where people were going to prevail, land on their feet, come out on top and have a good time. I liked clever music with a trick in it, snappy music, happy music and just in general, music for winners. ::blushes::
So now I am old and I can go back and listen to that music and feel what I felt then which was basically, exhilaration. I didn’t know what was going to happen in my life but I was bursting with hope and happiness and I compare it to people my age today.
“It doesn’t go their way and so they’re going to kill themselves.” Someone said that to me today and I thought about it. People are so pissed. Young people I mean.
Don’t get me wrong. I think they have a lot to be pissed off about but I wonder what is in store for them when they get older and look back the way I did today. Will they think, boy was I angry? That was despair?
The Moon is in Cancer today. If you consider your roots or your childhood, what was the prevailing feeling of that time?