I see so many of my 'mates' at my age undergoing the definitive 'mid life crisis' and it both amuses and repulses me at once. For me, all of these things mentioned above are specific and significant parts of who I am, they have been my constants, my touchstones throughout my life, therefore I, like many of you, have never had this 'crisis' come calling at my door . . . I'm still doing and loving the exact same things I've been into my entire, messed up, mixed up, chaotic life . . . much to my ex-wife's and my parents chagrin. Still wearing essentially the same sort of clothes, riding the same sort of bikes, driving the same sort of cars and diggin the same sorts music, films, books and PEOPLE that I've always done.
None of this was a preconceived or thought out process, it was just a matter of following a series of spontaneous, organic gut feelings, even as an iddy biddy boy . . . maybe for ex wives and parents that was the problem, their perception that I wasn't 'growing up' and not putting aside the things I did as a boy. Quitting uni to pursue rock+roll, spending idiot amounts of money on old bikes, old cars, collecting 'Hot wheels' at thirty plus years of age and so much more. For those who have partners and parents who appreciate and support your love for these passions, I am pleasantly envious, it's a fantastic thing, cherish it and be grateful for you are 'blessed'. Don't get me wrong, I dearly love both my mum and dad, they just always figured the stuff I really cared for was not 'valid' for an adult.
Fuck, losing my thread . . . not uncommon for this fried, fifty year old old mind . . . the really great thing about my 'engaging' and actually 'participating' in this whole interwebworld caper is by interacting with so many crew who's work I've admired from afar for many, many years in some cases, is furthering and feeding my personal endless pursuit of knowledge and understanding of the stuff that I hold so close to my heart and I thank all those I have been doing this with for that fucking splendid opportunity.
THIS BRINGS ME TO A PIECE WRITTEN BY CALEB OWENS, AKA 'CRO', ON HIS BLOG OF TODAY, I WAS MOVED BY WHAT HE PUT FORWARD AND CONCUR ENTIRELY WITH HIS PHILOSOPHY ON LIFE, THEREFORE, I HAVE STUCK IT UP ON MY BLOG IN THE HOPE THAT THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T 'FOLLOW' HIS WILL READ IT AND TAKE AWAY AN INSIGHT THAT WASN'T THERE PRIOR TO READING IT . . . .
***** TO LATCH ONTO THE 'MOMENTS' ARTICLE AND ACCOMPANYING PHOTOS JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW OR ON POST TITLE . . . THANKS TO 'CROCUSTOMS' FOR LOANING THE STORY
Cro Customs 13 24: Moments