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In Response to Tears by lizcorrell
Liz, you write beautifully, and I would love for you to post this same message in my other Group "For All My Frustrations" because it's so fitting. As you read my reply, please don't think I am not happy, because I'm happier than most, still those tears remain beneath the surface, mostily when I think of the past.
I too have lost loved ones like everyone when they reach our age range. I too remember a simpler America where differences in Politics didn't speparate friendships. Yet, when it comes to memory, we tend to focus on the best instead of the difficult times we encountered. I remember those too, but they don't hurt anymore.
I suppose it's like child birth, we know we were in pain but can't feel that pain anymore, and perhaps not feeling pain anymore is a blessing. Instead we focus on the pleasant memories. So was it truly better back then. Certain things were, like sitting at the Dining Room Table with our family and actually communicating, rather than now, eating with TV tables in front us, or eating next to our computers!
However, this doesn't mean all was beautiful back then.. Do we remember the mental pain of being teased when we were very young because we were considered different? No, we knew it happened, but now we are more insensitive to the pains of youth, for now we realize it's the quality of being different that makes us unique!
Yes, tears of yesterday, will be shared by our younger generation when reach our age, and it will be because of they hold their own memories of a better time, but was it really??? Shelby