Beautiful & Fun Things

By BoomSpress-BabyBoomersExpress
Stream Of Conscious Ramblings of a Life Long Learner

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter,
and those who matter don't mind." -- Dr. Seuss

My Photo

Hello, Paula Gaon here, Libra Sun, Cancer Rising, Aquarius Moon. Nice to meet you. I'm one of many aging BabyBoomers scratching my head and wondering where the time went and why I still feel so confused. That planned career never came to fruition, and earning a living is just a necessary chore. A few years ago, after that proverbial mid-life crisis-which I prefer to think of as an extended adolescence, and my mother's advice, decided to get back to artwork-ie clear out the accumulated cobwebs and neurosis and bring to light all that's been gestating the past 30+ years. So here it is. Look forward to sharing a few ideas and images with you! Come over & rap with us:

Monday, April 24, 2006

Finally, Back At Keyboard!

Hello, hello,

Yes, it's been awhile, hasn't it? I've been away from keyboard for near record time. I can't say that I enjoy the absence, but obligations sometimes dictate other activities.

We've just celebrated spring holidays, and I have to admit that the older I get, the more holidays seem to interfere or cause an inordinate amount of stress. Why don't I feel the excitement and anticipation that I felt in youth rather than focusing on the stress of added expenses, interruption of my routine, and the drudgery of additional housekeeping? Only after the fact do I really take a deep breath and enjoy a holiday; "Gee, it really was nice to see so-and-so again", or "We haven't been there/done that in ages, it was so refreshing to get off the beaten path." Surely this reaction must be the reason that cultures and religions insist on kicking us out of our comfortable routines and proscribe other kinds of activities. A good friend recently pointed out the fact that our best memories often come through the celebration of holidays. After a few seconds of reflection, I realized that she was right on the mark! How many of us aging Baby boomers really take note of the day to day? Holidays do indeed force us off the beaten path, but think how many times these little "exits" have given us an unexpected new inspiration; if nothing else, cleared the brain to at least find new inspiration for coping with day to day life--something worth thinking about.

Onward & Upward,