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On a lighter note…

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

What is it about songs from your childhood, that just takes you right there? It’s so crazy how that works, you embody the music, and it takes you back …like for instance, I’m listening to Get Into the Groove from the film Desperately Seeking Susan, by of course, the illustrious Madonna….

What does this evoke for me, for one, I was 13, in the 7th grade, was sort of shocked that I actually liked this song because I didn’t like following fads…and how she seemed so untouchable to me, how that kind of fame just is so fantastic, it’s just unfathomable. Also, the video was in 24/7 rotation on Mtv, you know back in the day when they actually used to show videos.

It brings up the insecurities that I still possess and still deal with, Imight have been the only 13-year-old or at least I thought concerned with figuring out my life, hoping desperately for something better than life at 13 and wondering if I was ever going to be out of this body and be someone else, like in Desperately Seeking Susan…

But on a lighter note, it was also the first dance song that she had that I could dance to…and the video is forever burned into my memory, with each segment of the song, I can see the whole damn video…the weird albino chasing them at the end of the video.

I’m so glad I’m not 13, I wouldn’t trade my childhood for adulthood, never!

“Love is what makes a family”

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

How poignant, and what a great reminder of what family is about.  Thomas, the pregnant man and his wife are challenging the ‘traditional’ family unit.  What makes a family?  Is it a man, a woman and child or children? Is it two mommies and children or a father’s roommate and their children? [read on]