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Re: A rush to judgement......

In a message dated 3/14/2004 12:57:21 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
pkeets@xxxxxxxxxxx writes:
Heheh.  It'll be a big job to re-educate Whofans.  Clearly some of them are 
still stuck in the MY GENERATION era.  They'll have to be dragged kicking 
and screaming into the 21st century.  :P

You know, the older I get the younger I get in many ways. Mere book knowledge 
and fear of letting go are replaced by experience and the knowledge that 
there is something far grander going on than my own little world.  Important 
things take the place of stupid things.  Pete mentioned something similar to this 
phenomenon in the diary repost from the 2000 tour that Jeff put up on Pete's 
chat board recently. Thanks Jeff! 

We like to hold onto things and are afraid to let go of them.  For Pete to 
use the Who2 to go forward is the only option. He isn't getting old.  Many of us 
still don't have a clue what this means.

Pete says it best: "Although there is perhaps nothing so ridiculous as this 
aging man endlessly regurgitating the passion of his youth, repeating vengeful 
agitations against the weary old man I myself have rapidly become-there is 
nothing more painful than to be made suddenly aware that the awful secret of 
growing old (that the young can never, should never, understand) is that one day 
the old grow young.  It happens in a moment.  On an otherwise uneventful rainy 
day like this one.

The surprise is that what once felt like hopeful youth was really weariness, 
resignation and futility.  It was in fact senility.  Perhaps my head is 
filling with air, but as I grow older I don't actually feel young, but I am 
conscious that I am behaving more like someone who is young than I did when I was 
really young.

And although I have the permission of the majority, the begrudging approval 
of some, and the cynical approbation of a minority of the 'cool' - I don't give 
a fuck for any of it.  I know who I am, what I have done, what I can and must 
do today (for love) and what I will do tomorrow.  I also know that I am 
younger, fitter, more suited to all this than I have ever been."

October 5, 2000.

Jon in Mi.