Today I was at a fun family BBQ where a bunch of the guests were friends of my aunt and uncle’s. My uncle has a VERY nice collection of collector cars, and Harleys. Some of the friends also arrived or some pretty nice Harleys too.
It was interesting to watch the way the guests interacted and grouped together. I wondered if it is a sweeping generalization that my dad’s generation, that grew up during the muscle cars of the mid to late 60s, are all stuck in that era? Is it a coincidence that that age group seems to be the one that buys and restores all these muscle cars? Or, is it the only generation that can afford them?
I’m sure I will get slayed for making sweeping generalizations, but I don’t see too many young people riding gorgeous Harleys or cruising in a ’69 GTO. I could say that ‘my’ generation is obsessed with digital music, Xboxs, and iPhones. And, looking at the age demographic, I wouldn’t be too far off!
I have admitted that I seem to be stuck in the early 90s. It was a magical time for me. My hair simply kicked ass, all the super groups made their appearance in Vancouver (Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails) and I got to see all of them. My life was a whole lot simpler…
Is this something that we recognize as we get older? That we cling to a time in the past that we consider as the defining moment of who we are as people? Do we all cling to simpler times and look back fondly, and forever try to recreate that magical time?