I honestly believe I came along at just the right time – 1942. The days of my childhood were a wonder – moments of happy play filled with imagination and creativity. Only those who are old enough will remember mud pies, paper-doll plays and adventures begun with the phrase, “Pretend like …”
In my opinion, new generations of children, my own included, have been overprogrammed, to fulfill some desire of parents, I suppose. Free time is filled with activities to make our children, as the Olympics slogan goes, “faster, higher, stronger” or mold a future Miss America.
Throw in TV, video games and too much homework, and there is no time to let children be children, to let the imagination play and creativity ignite.
Rejecting the idea of a second childhood at my age, I do yearn for days of doing nothing.
We bloggers are a hapless lot, spending unpaid hours in an endless endeavor to keep readers informed and entertained. Toward that end, we must keep ourselves informed. I gave up cable TV because I found little of value in my affordable plan's offerings, particularly so-called “cable news.” I can now tell you with authority that the Web’s the place to find opinion and plenty of it, but here, too, there is scant reliance for “real” news.
This past week life interfered with the news cycle, and this morning I yearn for Infidel753 to come to my Cooments Zone and tell me about the Copenhagen summit. I have no clue what all the current fuss about the “buy out” means. And, just what is it that Lieberman has done now to piss off the Democrats? (I assume it’s his stand on healthcare reform, but with him, who knows?)
As you come to DemWit throughout its author’s holy season, you might or might not find a post, for I will be, well, doing nothing.
Keep checking back, though, it only takes a renewed imagination and a tempting bit of chicanery to get my spark a-going!
Since you took the time to visit, I offer the brief post which follows, one written last week and bumped by other thoughts.