“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”


"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Monday, July 6, 2009

Tempus fugit

With the change back to days my wife and I have been able to watch more movies from our collection together these days - being on the same schedule is kind of nice! It's a good way for us to spend our evenings with the laptops, enjoying the shows and just relaxing.

So one of our recent choices was Singles, which we have both always loved & just hadn't sat down to watch in a while. We both enjoyed catching up on the music, the mood & sharing our individual recollections from that time in our lives - it was before we had even met, so we had our separate stories and laughs.

Which then led to the observations about the enduring nature of the film... and the realization that it's been almost twenty years since it was released. I still find it hard to believe I'm 40 years old, technically an adult and supposedly following some plan in my life... I mean heck, I was 18 when my mother was 40 - my own kids are still toddlers, so there is no way I'm that old! But, there it is - I'm getting older, and the music and movies and everything else from my "formative" years are now considered classics or oldies...

That's ok though, I think I'm progressing fine...

4 comments:

Dori said...

We won't even talk about when "The Breakfast Club" came out. And when your mama was 40 I was still younger than you...

Front Porch Society said...

I remember the day when cellphones came out. Kids nowadays have no clue what life without is like. And I still have no clue about this ipod or mp3 player things kids have permanently attached to their ears. lol.

Meadowlark said...

You never really realize how long it's been. Until yesterday when I happened to run into a girl from bootcamp. Who retired 4 years ago as a Master Sergeant.

Not to mention that it breaks my heart TO THIS VERY DAY that I got out early. I totally suck :(

We are, indeed, aging. We're just not getting old.

Sean said...

Yes Meadowlark - I had the realization last year that it would have been my retirement if I had stayed in that extra few, instead of punching out when I did.

Then had the interesting news this week that with my new disability rating, I'm actually going to be getting more than I would have in retirement pay...

Strange world at times.