Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Swinging from the past

I heard that today, October 17, our U.S. Population hit 300 Million... ever growing, they just keep a'coming whether by birth or boat or plane. The whole world gets too crowded sometimes. I've been out of ideas for the past couple days, wondering what to blog I guess, recuperating from the trip, for some reason it just took it out of me and I was without energy or motivation upon return. So, as I was on my way home from work, thinking about what I could post, I happened to see an old tire in a strange place and it reminded me of old-fashioned "Tire Swings". These really were before my time I guess, but my Dad had one in the back by the pond at one time, and I just remember it being so fun. It is the simplest thing really, no gadget, nothing extraordinary... just a big tractor tire roped up in a tree. We loved it, various ones of us have played on a tire swing throughout our lives, and it just struck me funny I guess, seeing an old tire like that... drudging up yet more youthful memories that are gone with the breeze... How did time speed by so fast, and we didn't even stop and look up to realize it... then it's too late, the last 10, 20+ years gone and you try relentlessly to scrape up something to show for it... Life is good, I am not saying it isn't--but it's a "different" good... nothing is ever as ecstatic for me as those magic feelings growing up, and I guess nothing will ever replace them.

3 comments:

Ordinary Janet said...

I always wanted a tire swing! I was just thinking about childhood things that made me happy. How come as adults we don't have simple things like that make us happy?

Aunt Jackie said...

I think that we have them, Janet, but I believe that as adults, we look way too hard to see them!! Picasso once said "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." I see that being true on so many levels. We tend to close our eyes and our spirits as we grow older, and begin to ignore the magic. It's still there, we just have to remember how to open our eyes. [I have to remind myself too sometimes] :)

Nana said...

Here are the lyrics to a song that hits home to me..

Till I had you I didnt know
That I was missing out
Had to grow up and see the world
Through different shades of doubt
Give me one more chance to dream again
One more chance to feel again
Through your young heart
If only for one day let me try

I wanna see christmas through your eyes
I want everything to be the way it used to be
Back to being a child again thinking the world was mine
I wanna see christmas, christmas through your eyes

I see the rain, you see the rainbow hiding in the clouds
Never afraid to let your love show
Wont you show me how
Wanna learn how to believe again
Find the innocence in me again
Through your young heart
Help me find a way, help me try

I wanna see christmas through your eyes
I want everything to be the way it used to be
Back to being a child again thinking the world was kind
I wanna see christmas, christmas through your eyes

I wanna see christmas through your eyes
I want everything to be the way it used to be
Back to being a child again thinking the world was kind
I wanna see christmas, christmas through your eyes

I wanna see christmas
I wanna see christmas, I wanna see christmas through your eyes
I wanna see, I wanna see christmas
I wanna see, I wanna see christmas
I wanna see christmas through your eyes
I wanna see christmas
I want to see christmas
I wanna see christmas through your eyes