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

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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:

Friday, May 04, 2007

Live It Up, Boomers; Live It Up!

If you tried to give rock and roll another name,
you might call it Chuck Berry. ~John Lennon

For the past few years, all too often when we Boomers tune in the news, we learn that yet another symbol of our Generation has passed on. Come on, we made it through the Sanguine Sixties--political assassinations, Viet Nam, Kent State. Wasn't all this violence over and done with after John's murder in 1980? Guess again... Like previous generations, we're fated to witness the passing of the generation before us--yes the very one with whom we had that proverbial Gap--humm, interesting thought; so where does that leave us now?

In any case, for these past several years, I sometimes feel a little slump when the fact that my mental associates of youth are rapidly disappearing. Where'd the time go? Has it really been more than 40 years since the British Invasion? Has Hendrix been gone almost 37 years already--whew--it wasn't always an easy haul! Come on, really, I don't plan on spending the next 20+ years muddling along and wondering what happened.

So, to stave off Alzheimer's as well as give all us Boomers a lift, decided to surf around to find out who's still with us. And guess what--the man who started it all, even before Elvis was anybody is still with us and going strong--in spite of his 80 years. Chuck Berry gave a concert in Rome
just a few days ago, and was in Istanbul back in March! Amazing, hey? The Prime Minister of Rock & Roll, the man who got it all rolling is still doing it--'till 120, Chuck, 'till 120.

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Rock On, Boomers, Live It Up!

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