I hope I am growing old disgracefully.
I know I was a disgrace when I was young. Protesting the war in Vietnam, making too much noise, listening to REALLY loud rock music (which many people liked then and which even more people of all ages LOVE now), hitchhiking (yeah, you could do it in those days), drinking too much, cavorting. All the things that are also described as being young and foolish.
Today, I still protest (in my own way), am too loud, listen to really loud music (yes, I’m partially deaf from listening to all that loud music) and I still cavort. I have danced on a couple of bars in the past 6 months. Yes, I was completely sober when I did it. No one believed I would get up on that bar – haha, I fooled them. I did it just to see the look on all their faces.
Have you done anything disgraceful lately?
I still work a little too much (well, I’m a boomer after all) but my goal of doing less and being more is coming along. Don’t get me wrong, I am a very responsible adult. Ask anyone who knows me. I just don’t want to be too grown up and one day, maybe the whole idea of permanent ‘grown-up’ status will be obsolete.
Shout out to Shirley Meredeen and the all the wonderful ladies in G. O. D. (disgraceful)
Photo credit: Borf
Image by Banksy (by the way, if you don’t know Banksy, check him out. He’s a terrific role model.