The War Before The Bores

Transitions: that’s the theme of this year and apparently was back in the early 1980s. Hoping to get a new post up by next Friday! Enjoy this oldie for now.

Completely in the Dark

WarBefore1It’s all found there, deep in the winter of 1981–82.

The seeds of my discontent and contrariness, sown by Watergate,religious dogma, and late-20th century consumer culture, watered daily by dystopian prog rock, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and Saturday Night Live—from all these and more came the first green shoots of who I am now.

And still fightingthe good fight against depression, hopelessness, and bitterness.

A mid-December 1981 journal entry spells it out: “Must check a tendency for cynicism I’ve had lately.”

Two weeks earlier I’d noted in the journal: “I’m bored at the moment but have a lot of things shoved back in my mind that I want to bring forward. I’m anticipating Abi’s next letter and the tape she told me about over the phone.”

Our pen pal correspondence was catching fire. And now Abi and I were calling each other.

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~ by completelyinthedark on April 14, 2017.

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