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.
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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