Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Succinctly Yours #155: Youth in Black and White

Thank you once again to Grandma of Grandma's Goulash for hosting Succinctly Yours, a meme in which we are given a photo and bonus word as inspiration for a caption of 140 words or 140 characters. The bonus word this week was proverb. Mine is 140 characters. Lucky for me it doesn't look like I'm too late this week!


Proverb for our times: Youth, though precious, should never be worshipped.  It’s not an accomplishment, is known for its disadvantages, and is guaranteed not to last. 


I tried to run up the stairs, but I discovered you can’t do it in a skirt. Also, hair itches. ~Teenaged boy wearing a poofy red pageboy with a pink sequined skirt for a Homecoming event

16 comments:

  1. Tammy--What is it about black and white photos of kids and a certain era (or at least I'm imagining it's a certain era) that bring back a flood of memories.

    Your caption was perfect. We DO tend to worship our childhood, even though it's not something we "achieve" and looking back on "the good ol' days, we did some really stupid things.

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    1. Some of us did LOTS of stupid things. But--oh--how right you are about those black and white photos!

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  2. Congrats on your contribution, "The End of an Era." I'll have to read it because to me it sounds interesting but I couldn't guess. Well, ... "The end of youth?" I definitely know it will not last. (Beatle song, "Come and get it.")
    ..

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    1. Come And Get It
      (Paul McCartney)
      Lead Vocal: Paul McCartney

      "If you want it, here it is
      Come and get it m-m-m!
      Make your mind up fast

      If you want it anytime I can give it
      But you better hurry 'cause it may not last

      Did I hear you say that there must be a catch?
      Will you walk away from a fool and his money?

      If you want it, here it is
      Come and get it
      But you better hurry 'cause it's going fast

      If you want it, here it is
      Come and get it
      Make your mind up fast
      ...
      "
      http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Come-And-Get-It-lyrics-The-Beatles/D151F59497A47D7E48256DE5002F5F9E
      ..

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  3. So true, so true. Love the meme and love the picture, too!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  4. Alas, youth does not last. Besides, youth is wasted on the young.

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    1. How true. I even thought about using that quote, but it seemed like cheating. Plus I don't know who said it!

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  5. Youth, it lasts too long if you ask me. Oh wait, that's the teen years. I blogged about a "skirt" issue on my blog. Some things are eye openers.

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    1. Ha ha! I know eighth grade lasted forever. Bleah.

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  6. You are the Queen of these short pieces, just like Ms. Linda is the Queen Chick of Soup.

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    1. You're very sweet, Lynn--thank you!

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  7. Thoughtful micro to go with the photo. I actually wouldn't give up my hard-earned maturity even if I could, although sometimes I think it would be nice to have my 20-year-old body back again. :)

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