I was castigated by my son last night for always putting on posts which went on about the past. It began when I put on a post about our writers' meeting, where we all wrote about going up into the loft, and all of us - without exception - wrote about finding things up there which brought back past memories. In reply (you can read it in the comments a few posts back if you haven't already done so) he wrote a short (very short) story about finding a skeleton in his loft.
Now he says I write about childhood and the "suffering" of no central heating, water freezing in bedrooms etc. far too much. Do you think this is true? Do folk want to read about what life was like in 'the old days' or do we all want to look only forward and forget?
I feel it is important for these memories to be passed down the generations, but perhaps I am completely wrong. Perhaps 'the past is the past' is the right way to go.
Certainly young folk today have so much more opportunity than we did (apart from the area of getting a job) - the world is their oyster. I know of so many young folk who have gone off backpacking for a year - what a marvellous experience - or gone off to be an au-pair for a year before University as friend M's grand-daughter has just done.
I suppose each age is content with what it has - we can't possibly imagine what the next generation will have can we? But please tell me - should I stop going on about the past and get 'modern'?
Have a good Sunday. It was thick fog here but it is gradually clearing and I suspect the weak, watery sun may well get out for a while at least before the expected rain arrives.
You will see I did get my photographs on from yesterday - hope you enjoy them.