JB’s Thought for the Day: Then and Now- Year of the Lockdown

To quote a FF ,

‘Back when people found time for each other…
a time of kindness and courtesy…
back when we would sit in the shade and find faces in the clouds…
back when we were more innocent…and free.

Oh, I know life wasn’t perfect back then…
and memory has a way
of highlighting the good while forgetting the bad
and calling it all the ‘good old days’.

Still, there’s a reason we hold on to those good memories.
Why life seems, in retrospect, happier than it appeared.
Why we think back on those times with a smile…
Why we remember the laughter instead of the tears…

It’s because we cannot escape our past
no matter how comforting…or beautiful…or frightful…
but If we can bring the best of our past to our present…
it makes our future much more delightful…

So now when I sit in the shade and find faces in the clouds.
I take a moment to say thank you because of those ‘good old days. ‘ -FF

Now…and then…

Well said FF. As a sidelight, I just heard a politician praising tbe internet , saying ‘the internet is the books of today.’ Yeah, I’ll take 1962 or 1957 or anything before, say, 1984…as if history doesn’t exist. Yes , the past certainly lives on, must live on. Imagine if a new Draconian govt. said we could only read, listen and watch media from recent times… nothing before 1984, which is another topic for another time..

Imagine life without books and movies that came out before 1984 and the sounds of

dick contino
Baseball Voices
alley
Rod Dibble at the keyboards with singer at the famous Alley piano bar in Oakland
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