image borrowed from theinfiniterevolution.blogspot.com
“The only way to make sense out of change is to
plunge into it, move with it, & join the dance.”
Last Friday was the 14th anniversary of 9/11, & there were folks--
police & fire chiefs, generals, politicians & the like, on CNN, who
were very concerned about all the high school students that now had
to “learn” about the WTC, the 2000+ deaths, & the two other planes--
the one that hit the pentagon, & the other that the brave passengers
brought down in a Pennsylvania field. When I was a kid in the 50’s,
we all had to “learn” about the Holocaust & Pearl Harbor.
The stone fact is that Change is inexorable, like it or not, even though
we boomers still wax nostalgic about public phone booths, dial phones,
balloon tire bikes, shoe skates with keys, real steel in car bumpers,
muscle cars, B&W television with rabbit ears & test patterns after
midnight & only 13 channels, a time before JFK & MLK were assass-
inated, our anger at Nixon & the decade-long bloodbath in Viet Nam--
when we drove stick shift coupes & loved Ethyl--& most importantly
when comics were still a dime.
My grandfather saw the first
cars, planes, atomic bombs, tv sets
& computers in his lifetime.
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