sh*t happens then you …well actually i am working on being immortal, it’s going quite well so far ^_^
in my political(ly correct) youth i was always spouting on about some terrible happening in the world and i was convinced that whichever protest march i was on or sit in i sat in, would change the world. I had a zillion heroes but they were fleeting and generally based on some group or other, being such a politically aware youngster from a young age i was driven by personality, the outlook on life the ‘hero’ had rather than his looks and if he played an instrument especially, say the guitar, phenomenally well, that was me hooked and it would appear my largest and most adored hero was Frank Zappa the guy just shook my little world ok, joining him in the small but elite group of people i would look up to idolise and generally bore the pants of anyone who was fool enough to listen was the likes of einstein and stephen hawking,
yes yes i know i got the same confused look from people back then as well, you see i was always the odd one out ,the one who never fit in, i was happy and in fact used to it, (when i had my children i spent a huge amount of effort trying to be ‘normal’ – i am still trying) you see back when i was 14, 15 say, my world was already on that independent road thanks to my mother deciding i should discover the world rather than live at home and to prove a point she packed my bags one day- no word of a lie i popped out to the shop come back my bags are in the porch !-mum says ‘time you went out into the big wide world’ and so she kicked me out, great, but it was really, no really,
because back then it was the glorious thatcher years in england so i received a small giro (worthless piece of paper which you swapped at the post office for a minuscule amount of money to live on) and a bedsit to live in, i joined the ‘alternative’ crowd which was hardly surprising i was born alternative and thus many years of glastonbury and protesting and i discovered the world labelled as a traveller, now along with all this the ‘alternative’ crowd were in fact the most fascist bunch of self pleasurers ( a new word i have just decided to invent ) i have ever come across and they would more or less insist i should find heroes in such people as that bloke with the ginger hair of the labour party and of course martin luther king and other notable worthies, and please don’t get me wrong i did have a large amount of respect for such people, but they didn’t do it for me on the hero front, like i said i was never one to run with the crowd, i would more likely squint at them and say something like ‘hey you go there have a grand time i am just going off to do my own thing won’t be long, i think,’ and would thus set about indulging my geeky side, for physics always did for me, einstein oh and philosophy show me Kant and you have me hook line and sinker, of course the armchair and incredibly stoned usually ‘alternative’ crowd surrounding me would never get me and were never happy with the fact they could not label me, i was too weird even for the weird group,
so unless you had an absolute talent for the guitar i was head in book oblivious to the world until next protest march and so life moved on.
and so did i, moved on , a lot, married, a lot, well twice, had children, thatcher died the world heaved a sigh of relief and we all grew old, except
ask me who my heroes are
go on ask me
yup Frank Zappa
and kant oh and stephen hawking i can never get enough of that guy ^_^
so what happened to the heroes? well mine were already dead well Zappa died a little later than the others but whose quibbling about a few years ^_^ and they are all still my heroes so my heroes are still here and still mine and i am sure the world is still full of heroes for others too you just have to look for the ones that do it for you ^_^
cannot finish without a quote from einstein:
- “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
a quote from Kant:
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
and a quote from my idol frank
Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
and last but not least a quote from me
be nice to each other and nice to yourself
have a super evening xx
ps my profound apologies to mr hawking he is not dead sorry stephen my second daughter is bullying me to play pokemon or i would never have made such a dreadful mistake