I was trying to think of a good topic to write about today….although my guts were directing me to delve into “domestic terrorism” and how our government is effectively green lighting white nationalists, compared to Federal and local response whenever there is an act perpetrated by foreign terrorists. But, no, I am not going to ruin my day getting even more agitated about this.
I thought also to write under a post title, “Death by blogging,” and I likely will do that in the future; however, today’s topic is as stated. I can’t seem to find any “old people” on the web, in photos and film, and frankly, in flesh and blood, in most public places. I know we haven’t all just “disappeared.” I can look at myself and see that I haven’t disappeared….or at least I don’t think I have, but maybe? Of course, by some standards I am not even “old” yet, so maybe I haven’t totally disappeared yet?
When I go out looking for photos for my blog posts, if it’s about people, seems like the only old people “pics” are those taken in foreign countries; by “foreign,” I really mean developing or third-world. No offense meant, of course, for my readers in India and other areas populated by societies that have been around so long that the USA is not even a sneeze in comparison. But, please, my readers not in the US, don’t you agree? Can you find many “old American” pics, except maybe people golfing or living on the streets? We have no gurus just “chilling,” drawing photographers to them like a magnet. Do you not agree that there is a dearth of photographic proof of the existence of old people in America?
I don’t get out much anymore, and when I do, I don’t stray far, but in the stores the only “old people” I see are perhaps around the time Social Security checks hit our bank accounts. I do occasionally see a little “blue haired” white lady being slowly chaperoned by her health assistant, usually a young non-white person. I don’t know, maybe if I were a golfer, I might see a few more old men. But I hate golf.
I suppose this is just how nature works with people. The new is out and about, blooming, busy as bees, and the old folks just sort of stay out of the way.
That’s ok by me, but just remember, we are still here among you, so watch your steps!