Forever Young. It’s a 6.

“Bu-u-t mo—o-m! I really, really want to go! “

“Your father and I aren’t too keen on letting you go into the city to see a major rock concert – you’re only 10 years old; it’s no place for a kid.”

“But, Mom, I wouldn’t be goin’ by myself, your sister’s going to take me and she’s an adult!”

Caught in the middle of youth’s persuasion, too far past the red light to stop, I played the almost impartial mediator, “ya know, there’s a famous theory espousing the benefits of music on the developing mind of a child; on top of that, he’d be gaining first hand, educational insight into an aspect of today’s youth culture, (*smiling*) besides Sis, his friends would think he was really cool. Don’t worry, you know I wouldn’t let anything happen to him.” 

–  We often never know life’s defining moments until the finger of retrospect taps us on the shoulder pointing to the moments of how we came to be. –

[Editor’s note: music video contains language that may be offensive to some.]

18 thoughts on “Forever Young. It’s a 6.

  1. Chris Hall March 6, 2021 / 8:42 am

    I love that last sentence, Denise: so true! I remember the Sex Pistols version of Anarchy in the UK. A defining period of my young life, punk seems so tame now.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge March 6, 2021 / 9:44 am

      Isn’t it! Did you see them perform live? There’s nothing like the original of a song, no matter how good a cover of it is. I’m a little biased towards the Crue’s rendition as I’d heard them do it before I ever listened to the Sex Pistols sing it. Punk as we knew it is a page in history for sure, but there are some bands around with heavy punk influences and for that, I’m grateful.

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  2. Liz H March 6, 2021 / 4:35 pm

    it’s all in the story we tell for coherence, for sure.

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  3. Zelda Rene March 6, 2021 / 6:20 pm

    So TRUE, this: – We often never know life’s defining moments until the finger of retrospect taps us on the shoulder pointing to the moments of how we came to be. – Well Done!!!

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  4. Frank Hubeny March 6, 2021 / 8:13 pm

    Good point at the end. Many defining moments are when we should have done something different and only in retrospect realize it.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge March 7, 2021 / 2:27 am

      Thanks, Frank. Ever hopeful is the idea that, as we age, we make wiser if not better choices moving forward.

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  5. UP March 7, 2021 / 3:13 am

    Hindsight really IS. 20/20! Good one Girlie!!

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  6. clark March 7, 2021 / 9:25 am

    an excellent manifestation of the higher forms of this Six Sentence format… to provide a lattice for the Reader to hang their own memories on and, if lucky realize more about themselves than before they read it.
    cool

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