“We’re so close, to something better left unknown. We’re so close, to something better left unknown… I can feel it in my bones, Gimme sympathy, after all of this is gone. Who would you rather be? The Beatles or the Rolling Stones.”-Metric
This is one of my fav band, Metric’s biggest songs. I interpret it to mean, will you still love me when I am no longer beautiful? Famous? Witty? The Beatles burned bright and faded in less than a decade. The Rolling Stones are still going strong…
Frontwoman indie rocker, Emily Haines is a rare bird. A gutsy 21st century iconoclast. Choosing not to marry or have children. Taking no political sides. An independent thinker full of soul. Darkness and Light. I’m holding the very last spot on the Dark Night soundtrack for her.
My elders, I do sympathize. Watching the new generation. Do they seem uncaring? Arrogant? Ahh weren’t you? At that ripe age. Call it 19. Let their energy fuel you also! The great Stephen King wrote an essay, On Being 19, in which he encourages us to get busy living, essentially. Pump up your ego, (Be the BEST writer! By god!) while you can. Before the mean “traffic cop,” (age) gets the better of you. So it goes…
Billy Eilish recently hosted SNL. One of her opening monologue jokes cut deep. “I’m about to turn 20. Or, as the internet calls it, ‘middle-aged.’😭😭😭
The point I’m getting at here is that time gets the best of us all. The kids will always be oblivious to this fact. Don’t let it get you down. I’m starting to appreciate it. My little vanity project is bound to make me look ugly to some people. Is romance my only priority? I’m not Romeo. I’m not Bruce Wayne. I’m just an actor playing a part for as long as my receding hairline affords… Ok.