4 days ago
Monday, July 6, 2015
Don't have anything for today so I am posting a rerun from back in the day when I only had 2 followers. I find it still relevant.
OK, now I know I am getting too old for this world. A younger person could have witnessed what I saw yesterday and not even blinked. I, in my ancient body and old fashioned mind, was just stunned.
It was a windows and doors open, beautiful day. The sun was shining, it was comfortably warm, and winter was history. Spring thoughts filled my mind with visions of planting, gardening and even lawn mowing. I know it is early but you can't help those thoughts on such a day.
All morning I had heard the roar of motorcycles and watched happy bikers enjoying the chance to get out. Here, you don't need to look at the weather gauge or even out the window to know what type of day awaits you. Just listen for the rumble of a Harley or the purr of a Honda Gold Wing to know the weather is great. This type of day gives me pangs about selling my little Honda Rebel.
I had spent most of the morning scabbing around outside doing various chores and mentally planting flower beds and veggies. It felt so good to be out without layers of clothing and feeling the warm sun on my skin. Love that Vitamin D.
Close to noon I heard the unmistakable clip clop of a horses hooves on the road in front of my house. Should have gone for the camera (damn, damn, damn) but instead just went to the corner of the house expecting to see someone enjoying this marvelous day on horseback.What I witnessed blew my mind.
There was a teenage girl riding a fine looking sorrel horse on this gorgeous day. That should have been a beautiful picture but instead, oblivious of her surroundings, the girl was with head down busily texting on her cell phone. She kept up the texting the whole time she was in my sight. The horse sought his own path as the reins hung loose on his neck. Cheese Louise !!! If I had her number I would have sent her the following text. "JUST HANG UP AND RIDE."
Today I see people at sporting events glued to their smart phones. Kids at concerts looking at phones held high in the air recording what they should be seeing in person but aren't. The small screen rules. Adult couples eating out, both busy with their phones. I can only hope they are at least texting each other. No it is not just the kids.
I guess most older generations think the younger generations do not have the sense God gave a billy goat. I'm pretty sure the seniors in my youth, sadly shook their heads as I roared down the road with loud Rock and Roll blaring from the open Chevy windows (no air conditioning) and strutting around town in short shorts.
I am curious what these kids today will have to put up with from the younger generation when they themselves are crotchety old seniors.
Ah, the circle of life.
at 5:07 AM Posted by Arkansas Patti