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Born In The Wrong Time

By momijw on
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Sometimes I believe that I was born in the wrong time period, actually I feel that way most of the time. Why couldn't I just have been a teenager in the 1960's? That's a question I ask myself over and over again, but have yet to find the answer. The one good reason I have found for being born when I was is my husband, I never would've found my soul mate if I were born in a different time.

One reason I wish that I could have been alive during the 60's is because of the music I love. One of my favorite bands, maybe my most favorite, is The Doors. I would've loved to have been there at a concert when they performed. I would've been one of those people hanging on Jim Morrison's every word, his every lyric. There's something about that band that amazes me, even at this day and time, when Jim has been gone for so many years. He seems so mystical and magical in a way that I can't even describe in words, but sure can feel when I hear his voice. I also love The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. That music moves me in a way I can't describe and I sometimes feel that the music of today lacks, where those bands didn't.

Another reason I wish the 60's was my time is because I feel so in tune with the mindset of the hippy people. I believe in loving everyone and that we as people should all just get along and find a way to make love more important to us. I don't understand why it seems so hard for people to get along and understand each other in this time. I think we all need each other to make this world a better place to live and I feel that most people now would much rather hate their fellow brothers and sisters than just love them.

I am a writer, I live to get my words out into some kind of print, it feels like self counseling to me. Of course when I tell people this, they often wonder why I'm not trying to get my books published or make some kind of money out of my writing skills. They don't seem to understand that I write for me, not for money. Nowadays it seems like people don't understand anyone that works so very hard, yet doesn't make money for their hard work. Back in the 60's I don't think anyone would've scoffed at me being artistic, it would've been considered beautiful. Being an artist of any kind now seems to not make much sense to anyone. I guess that's another reason why I wish I was back in the 60's, for better understanding.

I know I can't go back and transport myself to another time, but if I could, I would go right back to the 60's. It was a time when freedom and art weren't taboo and I feel I would fit in just fine. Of course, I would transport my husband and children right along with me, they are the only people, here in this day and age, that I feel completely get me and never try to change me one bit.