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Summer days, memories, and lost youth

When I think back to those days when the year was defined by shopping for new school clothes, fear of being a grown up (i.e., the freshman year of college), and summers spent alternating with the sheer, mind-numbing boredom of being 19 , in a home with a mother who didn't drive, out in the middle of fraking nowhere and the indolence of long summer days spent blissfully reading and listening to my little transistor radio, the soundtrack sounds like this.

Good-bye England Dan.



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Mar. 27th, 2009 10:13 am (UTC)
Wow, that's really beautiful.

Muppets weren't really caricatures, were they.
Mar. 27th, 2009 10:22 am (UTC)

Not really. We were...different. I miss us. We were all too soft and silky to survive very long, but it was lovely while it lasted.
Mar. 27th, 2009 10:36 am (UTC)
I think it is easy to look back and see only the idyllic bits of the past, but that doesn't mean that those bits aren't good or true.

Mimi Rogers, as Mrs. Kensington in the first Austin Powers movie, explains to Elizabeth Hurley's character that when she was younger people didn't have to be perfect to be considered attractive. I think that is probably the most important lesson I remember learning. Beauty isn't about fitting a set standard, it's about being beautiful as you are.
Mar. 27th, 2009 10:38 am (UTC)
Oh, and I think it was the soft and silky bits that survived. They're still there under that carefully developed pragmatic chitin shell that must be grown by all who wish to endure.
Mar. 27th, 2009 10:40 am (UTC)
Oh, dear. I was also a huge fan as a teen, had a couple of their albums.

While the link you provided was to the version we grew up with, I was touched when I found this one, which I thought was a lot more moving:

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