Friday, August 20, 2010

Life in transit

The journey from the barber shop to the salon
From the joint family to the nuclear
Rural to urban
Riding on pathways to speeding on freeways
Radio to television
Playground to amusement parks
Travelling miles for conferences to videoconferencing
Has been fascinating
To see the world shrink
And relationships expand
With not much nostalgia time

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16 comments:

  1. Says it like it is.
    ..with men waiting for life to begin
    as they commute to eternity..

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  2. its a cool one.short but meaningful.

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  3. i dont know i kinda miss nostalgia...but the world has shrunk and i seem to know so many more...nice 55.

    mine is up!

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  4. Yes My Friend...
    The world is indeed closing in on us.
    Excellent Observation!
    Loved your 55...
    Thanks for this pensive post, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

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  5. sharp and witty 55.
    thanks for the reminders of the ever changing galaxy...

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  6. Funny you mentioned barber shop...

    I recently started going to the little corner barber shop down the street from my house.

    It's a real 'old school' men's barber shop: A spinning red & white barber pole, three real barber chairs (with pump-up handles and foot-rests), guys reading sports magazines waiting for their turn, a bunch of combs in that tall jar of blue liquid, and three MALE barbers!

    It's a real blast from the past. I love it!

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  7. Progress. I like the shrinking of the world. Here I sit, reading the words of people from around the world, sharing in the experiences of people I would never had known otherwise. Incredible.

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  8. Sometimes I miss when the world was less instant and more thoughtful. Being able to communicate with folks outside my little town usually makes up for that.

    Mine's (55) Fifteen is far too young . . .

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  9. An Eliot-esque approach to life. lovely, poignant and touche.

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  10. absolutely!! And it didn't take a lot of time for the transformation to happen I guess... a coupla decades maybe, and the world's a different place altogether.. phheewww

    But thank god for blogosphere!! :)

    A very nice 55!!!

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  11. This s funnywhen we consder "The good old days" of the Internet, way in say the md-90s! :)

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  12. Shoot I see my i key was sticking some. Sorry bout that.
    mid-90s.

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