Long Time Passing

8 thoughts on “Long Time Passing”

  1. here’s what i remember from the sixties: nothingness

    here’s what i remember from the seventies: nothingness and nothingness and nothingness, and then, six weeks before the end, sounds and faces and autumn sunshine.

    what i remember from the 80’s, you don’t even want to know.

    i always felt about the 70’s like you felt about the 60’s. that decade would have suited me much better than the 80’s.

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  2. Everyone of that era knows the Desiderata, Diana! I can still remember a bunch of it – “With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” I had it hanging on my wall.

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  3. hhb, from my reconnoitering on your blog, I do believe that we are one year apart in age.

    Oreo, I have to say I agree with you. You would have liked the 70s much better than those bighair bigshoulder 80s.

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  4. well, that’s pretty funny because i STILL have the desiderata, as you people call it, on my wall. had no idea it has a name! that other people know what it is! my uncle hung it in his bedroom, i suppose back in the 70’s, and when he reached adulthood and moved out of his childhood home and into full-time craziness, his mom packed it away with other mementos of her lost son. when she died, i found it among report cards (straight-A valedictorian, for all the good it did), science projects, much-thumbed books, and more.

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  5. That just breaks my heart, Oreo. That box of what the lost son used to be. “Straight-A valedictorian, for all the good it did.”

    As for the Desiderata, I loved it then and I do believe I still love it.

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