The word for the day; Retrospective
looking back on or dealing with past events or situations.
“our survey was retrospective”
||backdated, retroactive, ex post facto
“the government introduced retrospective legislation”
I have spoken a few times on my childhood here at WordPress. I have examined the events I know to be truth and can see the connections of some of my ways and thinking today.
I used to feel sorry for myself. I had two moms. One didn’t want me and the other; I kept a distance from from stupidity.
I see characters of my parents in me. My father enjoyed working with wood and so do I. My father was an artist. I don’t know if I can call myself an artist but I do enjoy painting, photography and writing.
My mother was definitely smart as a whip. I am not that smart. I would probably classify myself as of normal intelligence. My mother was organized and so am I. My mother loved to bake and sew. I still enjoy baking if I have someone to bake for.
The biggest thing I have learned though and it’s very important to my health that I did learn. The past is the past. The now is today and the future is not concrete.
Who I am today really doesn’t have that much to do with my childhood. I agree, some of it does, but it was and is up to me, to be who I want to be today. Looking back, I understand what and why things happen, but that doesn’t mean I have to carry extra baggage today.
Summertime heat is what we in Indiana are experiencing lately. Today at lunch, the ladies I sit with were talking about when we were younger.
I told them when I graduated from high school, I had no doubt I could have been found down at the beach. I was free! No worries. I had a job, but it paid well back then and I just had to put gas in my car; so no money worries.
I loved the heat and I would put Iodine in my baby oil and lay out under that blistering sun all afternoon.
I was telling one of the ladies that back in March of this year when we had a few days of forty degree weather, I would see young people out with shorts and sweatshirts on. I would look down at my own clothes and I would have a winter coat, boots and pants on.
They laughed as they said they did the same things. My, how times change. I still go out in the ninety degree weather, like today, but I don’t stay out long. I don’t put that swimsuit on. There is no baby oil. Instead I place that with a hat and I watch for my skin to start to turn red.
What is something you did when you were young that you absolutely don’t do today?