" nostalgia battle "


what's new is a reflection of what's old. what is old is cool again depending on what it is, where it is, what it tastes like, what it looks like, feels like, and so on. it is not a surprise though right?

in america there's a sense of rapid cycles of cool constantly ramping up. this causes our collective sense of nostalgia to increase in rate, until we feel like one year's time is old timey.

we are tired of things more, we get bored with exciting technological breakthroughs more, and the culture of what is pop has become almost a by-the-second sort of phenomena.

while not a social scientist or cultural anthropologist, i still have the ability to observe just how fast trends come in and out of vogue. it makes me anxious in a new modern way, however old the novelty.

this isn't a rant on time passing, or the ravages of a linear existence, more so, this is a soft plea to take the time to appreciate the world around us as is shifts and changes, re-emerges or disappears. 

so much is lost to the rush or screen-glance. places are disappearing, people are disappearing, and what pops up in its place, while potentially beautiful and alluring, pales in comparison to some of the substance of yesterday/year/lifetime.

tonight's homework:

embrace your old soul and enjoy a cup of tea and a sit. appreciate someone and/or someplace.