Friday, November 02, 2007

End of the season? Or what goes around comes around

Rental boats sit on the beach, ready to be placed into storage until next year. This was also taken at Shabbona Lake State Recreation Area (yesterday's photo) with my dad's Canon TL. The last time I had used this camera was in high school, more years past than I really care to mention. But let's put it this way; back then, a 50s greaser ruled the TV airwaves, Sylvester Stallone made his best movie ever - at the time it was his only movie, so I am technically accurate - Peter Frampton came alive and Time and Newsweek simultaneously proclaimed a guy named Springsteen as the "new Dylan." But I digress.

Or maybe I don't digress. Maybe it is appropriate to revisit the passage of time. Like these boats or my dad's cameras or even our own memories, things get put away for a while then are rediscovered, taken back out, dusted off and enjoyed again for a season, then the cycle repeats.

Back then I never thought that 30 years hense, I'd look back on those things that seemed so important and cool and just shake my head in wonder that we fell for that kind of stuff. But then again, today we have a musical about 50s greasers burning up Broadway, AARP member Sylvester Stallone still capitalizing on that first movie, Frampton has come back alive more times than a zombie in a B-movie and Mr. Springsteen is in his umpteenth reinvention.

OK, so maybe the more things change the more they stay the same?

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.

1 comment:

Wanda said...

Ok James that last statement is just down right profound!

"The more things change the more they stay the same."

Good job and I like the pictures of the boats, but a little sad being put away til next year!