Remember being a teenager?
When lunch came from the Canteen … and having the latest Reebok Pumps could cement school yard popularity …. and when falling in love happened between ‘snowballs’ in the artificial smoke filled Scout hall of the local Blue Light Disco?
To be honest I look back on alot of my teenage years and cringe… but there’s something really intoxicating about the naivity and spirit of those years. Isn’t if funny how epic things seemed back then? Everyone had this longing feeling to be all grown up so that life would be easier… except when we finally did grow up, turns out things certainly aren’t easier … quite the opposite. What a wrought !!
But as I go through the very last few days of having a 2 in front of my age, I’ve spent some time looking back and I’m hoping I’ve still got some of that teen spirit … the kind of spirit that gets your hands in the air to your favourite music or laughing uproariously at not so much at all or falling down after maybe one too many gins… and then getting up again only to fall down a few steps later… in the eternal words of Nirvana …. Smells Like Teen Spirit … because let’s face it, without that … well, days are just days.
Peace & Teen Spirit