Last night while I cooked dinner I regressed back to my youth and began blaring music that my friends and I used to boogie to in the clubs. Here I was, bopping around my kitchen to songs by Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Psychedelic Furs, Love and Rockets, all good stuff, and making the house favorite recipe of Zesty Chicken Enchiladas. I used shrimp for chicken and added corn and spinach and bell peppers. I had no cream so used milk instead and since I am sans tomatillos I used salsa verde instead. All while our two year old son ran in and out, amused by his Mama singing Tool's Parabola on the top of her lungs as she handed him more pieces of cheese.
Sometimes it is good not to be a full on grown up and enjoy life.
I think of movies and shows that depict people 50-150 years ago and how 40 was middle age and old and you wore helmet hair and clutched your pearls at anything "radical". I am grateful to be a Generation X-er, sure there were drawbacks, but who hasn't had any in their teen years? I like to believe that people in my age group are aging just like me. With whatever grace and humor they have and showing people that being in your 40's does not mean you are a boring old blob. And let's be honest, but I grew up with the best music of any generation so there. LOL
Here are some of the songs I was dancing around to last night. Some of you may find it rubbish or offensive or you may be turned on and find it fun. You may also think I am batty and you would not be the first. So without further chatter...
Ministry - We Believe
Skinny Puppy - Blue Serge
Psychedelic Furs - Heartbeat
The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows