Thursday, June 25, 2009

It's Official: You And I Are Getting Old .....




For those of you who don't know everything about me, I'll be 41 in a couple weeks. It's an age that is very disconcerting for a lot of us. Things begin to change... You start to feel a bit slower, you can't do all of the things like you used to - and then there are days like today, when life slaps you directly across the face, and you realize that you're getting old. Or at least you're not a kid anymore.....
Yes, legends die, and not all people are meant to grow old - Elvis, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, James Dean, Jimi Hendrix..... Most of those were before my time, except for Cobain, who we all knew was going to kill himself ... Today has hit a little more at home. I was JUST old enough to remember the original 'Charlie's Angels', and if I knew one person who had the Farrah Fawcett poster, I knew twenty.... She had been sick for a long time, and, as a person who watched his mother suffer through cancer, I felt some relief for her. I was all set to find a clip of her on the Tonight Show to put on the blog, when I got home, and heard the other news today......
Michael Jackson's passing wasn't a total surprise. There were rumors of him having some type of cancer and needing kidney dialysis. That, and he always was so frail that 40 years of the industry takes it's toll on your health. But, whether or not of whether you were a fan (which I wouldn't classify myself as one), the sheer scope of what he accomplished in his career, before all of the idiosyncrasies, the lawsuits, and the questionable choices made, you have to recognize him as probably the biggest worldwide name in Music....
I always picked on my Dad when someone he was familiar with passed away - mostly because their average age was about 97. But these are two people who were young and vibrant when I was, so it kinda puts that extra little reminder that you ain't a kid anymore..... Sure, I've lost close friends younger than this, and more suddenly. But, two people dying like Fawcett and Jackson on the same day reminds you of the fact that eventually, we all will die. That, and maybe the things we all were arguing about yesterday were a bit petty.....
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5 comments:

Bobby said...

That's the fastest "things come in 3's" I think I've ever seen. Almost surreal isn't it.

Mike Reino said...

It's been a strange week all around. When you can wait to get to a Car Dealership to have some normalcy, something is very, very wrong...

Anonymous said...

And to think somebody said the other day it was a slow news day. Can we have that day back, this is just a little to fast!!...teg

mg said...

Elvis is not dead but he did leave the building

Earl Capps said...

The good news is that he can still appear in a remake of the Thriller video.