Saturday, April 12, 2008

Decades Past

I have lived thru a few decades. I was born in the 50's and the music was Elvis and Rock and Roll. Then I experienced the 60's as a teenager and the world was Beatles, and Death of American Hero's. I drifted thru the 70's and marched to military music and danced a few disco nights away. The 80's was my party decade and the 90's my hangover and recovery years. Then the decades became lost and drifted away from me. I watched terrorism seed itself then creep past me. I crossed the universe of my life and worried about how hair spray was good for my hair but troubling in the atmosphere. My life was always underlined by those damn wars. World War I and especially the World of War II. My parents faced a world of destruction and I faced a rebirth of ideas and what shall we do with the freedom just won? Today I enjoy a daughter and grandchildren and wonder how their decades will define them. Some children died in past decades, Vietnam, Korea, Desert Storm and we are still left in shock and awe. Now Hillary the hippie, McCain the veteran and segregated Obama have risen up with me in these past decades. They represent my past in three different ways leading to one present road. So then, how did the decades shape you?

2 comments:

Mindy said...

Good post. You know, I haven't thought about it. I'll have to think on this...:)

Lee "Licky" (Lik Yi) said...

Hey it's been forever since I commented on ur blog! Dun think you remember me.
Anyway, in the 80's, basically I was toddling here and there. The 90's, I started to expose myself to music, Chinese music to be exact. Then came the new millenium, I was slowly exposed to Hollywood stuffs. The first American sitcom I watched was "Friends". I know it started in the 90's, but like I said, I was only exposed to Hollywood from 2000 onwards. And the first time I saw it on satellite TV, I fell in love with it.
My parents have been through your decades though. Every single one. Thank God they were born after the Japanese's occupation years in my country, or I wouldn't be made.
You have a very interesting blog. Keep it up!