Do you ever wonder how everything got so upside down? I do. These mermaids are chilling out and the fish are flying all over the place. This makes me think of how different it is now from when I was growing up. I know I'm getting old with these thoughts, but it's a reality.
Life seemed so simple then. There was more respect for authority. The things that are so common place now were rare then. So many of our basic institutions were solid and at around the time I got in my mid-teens (mid 60's) there was a deterioration of values. There was an unsettling spirit with so many people. Drugs became more widely used. It was the time for 'free love'. Many chose to protest everything there was to have an opinion on. They took prayer out of the schools in the early sixties. In public school we used to have 'weekly religious education'. When it stopped, I couldn't understand why. We'd walk down the street to a church and have Bible lessons and learn scriptures for a couple of hours a week. I guess the government thought that was hurting us. I disagree.
I guess somedays I'd like to be a cute little mermaid and just explore the ocean and take it easy. What about you?