I’m Beginning to Feel Old

SADHVI

SADHVI

I have not felt like sharing much in the last month or so…not on FB, not on Instagram, not on Google+, not on nothing.  How about you?  You don’t have to answer that, I was just being facetious.

Lately, I hear the word “awesome” being used to describe just about every feeling, item of food, and life situation that one can experience.  And the other day, I heard my first “Super-Awesome!”, which is how the women behind the counter described a tea-towel with hand-stamped chickens on it.  I mean, it was nice, but it was not “Super-Awesome”!

Maybe it’s the equivalet of the word “Cool” that we used to describe everthing back in the day.  There was not, however, so much positive and prozac-y emotion put into it, and frankly, it makes uncomfortable.

If my generation was low-key, this one is high-strung and often, not there, but still “awesome”.

I am easily annoyed these days, and I think it has something to do with the fact that everything seems to be changing so much.

For instance, I used to enjoy being greeted by salespeople, and to start interacting with them in a fun, easy-going way.  But no one does that these days.  The new way to interact is through “social media”, which to me, is just another way for company’s to sell gadgets, devices, and toy’s to the masses.  That’s about all it is about, really.  We are just consumers in the end, playing “awesome” games, and being hooked to our TV’s iPads, mini iPad’s, smartphones, and sharing everything we got via FB.

I guess I miss relating in the way that satisfied me way back when: in person, on the phone, or in a letter.  Yeah, I am getting old.

I do talk to a lot of younger people, and I am always amused when I hear them say they are “getting off of the gadget thing”, or, “nah, I don’t do FaceBook anymore”, as if they are drugs, which of course, they are.

Despite all the changes and Grand-T conjuctions, and the U.N. saying that it’s either clean up the planet or die, well, I do take time to feel grateful for things in my life, as crazy as it feels to me.

If nothing else, it makes me feel more vulnerable and small and human.  And since I don’t have to worry about going over my minutes, or recharging my device to feel that, I like it.  In fact, it’s awesome. :)

Take a look at the video…try it, you’ll like it.

About SadhviSez

Sadhvi is your average female who is trying to find the balance in life over 50 without any eggs in her basket. She doesn't want to look or feel the way she felt when she was 20, or 30, but maybe 49! Knowing that everything is OK unless you think about it helps her make it through each day. Also realizing that nothing can be done, and, that nothing matters helps. Gardening, poppies, painting on things, and writing a weekly post on this blog does too.

12 thoughts on “I’m Beginning to Feel Old

  1. @Anado…would you like to send me your post address so I can send you random letters again? And no, there are others who are male who read the blog…it makes me smile to hear from you. Oh yes!

  2. Lovely video, Sadhvi….I remember getting scrumptious little letters from you years ago…am I the only man who reads this blog? Love,
    Anado

  3. Wow…we share the same feelings about how fast things change. I too have noticed the word, awesome..to be over-used and I just want to get ‘groovy’ back into the swing of the language grid. This was a wonderful article and the video was so inspiring. Thank you for sharing. Poppies soon!

  4. Sadhvi, I love this video and the message. Music & movement can truly uplift us and bring simple joy and that, is amazing, Thanks for posting.

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