Like looking in the mirror…

Today I had an awkward realization.  It happened while I was sitting in the turn lane on Main at 45th waiting for the light to change.  It was then that I looked in the rear view mirror and saw the woman in the car behind me.

The woman was a well-coiffed, seemingly innocuous white-haired older woman – maybe 15 years or so my senior.  This lovely woman was clearly having a rocking musical experience in the confines of her car.  Seeing her like this brought about an instant smile on my face.  I have never had the occasion to see someone like her rocking out like that at a stop light.

Then it hit me – she is me – I am her.  Well, at least I am her to younger folks who look in their rear view mirror and see me rocking out at the stop light.  Oh dear.

It was a powerful realization.   But it won’t change the fact that I rock out in my car at stop lights.  What it will do is help me to better understand why younger folks in front of me are looking in their rear view mirrors and smiling.  The beat goes on…no matter how old you get. ;-)

Day one thousand five hundred and thirty-eight of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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3 Responses to Like looking in the mirror…

  1. B-dubya says:

    Oh yeah–rocking at stop lights is sooo good for the rocker AND the viewers :) Rock on :D :D :D

  2. tim haering says:

    Ms. C, stop thinking about that. Don’t look around, look away. Look inside. Just rock it inside out. Forget the grinning giddy kiddies. It’s good for your body, it’s good for your soul, the golden age of Rock and Roll. You say you want a revolution? Be the music!

  3. tim haering says:

    “All the world’s indeed a stage
    And we are merely players
    Performers and portrayers
    Each another’s audience
    Outside the gilded cage.”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYnH49COePY

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