Remembering the good old days
Ok, I don’t want to be accused of being some boring fella with too much time on his hands but last night I just got thinking about the good old days.
Or, were they?
I suppose I look on my life as a series of events and I don’t know why but the past two nights I have dreamed that I was back in school. I don’t know why this is and what significance it has but it was a bit crepey. It wasn’t that I was back and it was the old days but back as if I was in the present and meeting teachers that I didn’t know but somehow thinking that they had started there or something.
Anyway, it just got me thinking of my childhood and the things that I got up to and how I use to dread each weekend ending as I had to make sure that my bag was packed and all homework done and saying goodbye to everyone as I got into the car to head back to school in ublin for another week. There were times that I really envied my brother and sister that got to stay at home and go to school in Carlow where I am from. Being blind meant that I didn’t have the opportunity to stay at home and be educated here.
So, sitting here in my sitting room tweeting I just suddenly thought, haven’t things changed so much since the time I was a kid.
I remember when I was young I wanted to be in radio. I wanted to be a presenter or a news reporter or just anything that involved working in radio. I use to pretend that I was and that I had my own programme. Music was a big part of my life and while we only had the two national stations when I was small the radio was a big part of my day and indeed I spent long hours listening to it or tapes and even racords that my parents bought for me.
As kids we all rode bikes and I remember doing that also around the yard which was quite big and we had a horse which myself and my brother use to take out and I could even walk her round our garden and she was just so gentle with me.
Nowadays it is all different. Sure I have grown older and my life is now changed so much but even for kids growing up now its all so different. Computer games now take the place of going out cycling or horse riding or simply playing outside and stuff like that. Will the kids of the future just not bother getting out and about and just taking in fresh air instead of just being in watching TV and playing computer games?
Ok, so it just got me thinking. I wonder if it will get others thinking of their childhoods also?