Sunday, February 7, 2010

don't forget to experience the world

the way younger people are. i'm saying this to all my old friends who feel the world is falling into decay.

hey, voters 20 to 30 overwhelming rejected proposition 8 banning gay marriage in california. who are the intolerant ones here? though it means my own demise, i sometimes think the ancients need to die off. maybe there is an ultimate justice in the universal design.

of course, i want to say to my younger friends us old folks have learned something by being around for awhile. one is, as oprah says "I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good."

ah, yes, there is something of the bootstrap mentality here. there's good luck and bad luck. sorry, that's how it is. last nite i watched a great video, the city of god

and the burning documentary that came with it. born into a slum, you certainly don't have as many options. frankly, watching the films, i thanked my lucky stars, i thanked my parents, i thanked the place and time into which i'd been born. such movies give us perspective and, i hope, a certain humility.

or take the example of being born a dwarf. okay, it's not much fun starting out and it can get worse. i've just come from a moving production of

at the blue room theatre. (you can see dress photos at ) at the same time you do have to have 'attitude' to survive the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.

what am i saying? basically, stay young. you've nothing to lose but the chains of the past. yes, this is why america keeps jumping back up. the world of invention and innovation. keep pumping that money into education and giving the young their chance.