Going down memory lane and looking at the pictures from my childhood the first thing that comes to my mind is that the 80s were probably the worst years in terms of fashion. Of course this is how I see it now. Some thirty years ago I admired Madona and her torn fish net stockings and fake colored hair. I loved how Michael Jackson pulled the one glove kinda thing. But that was a long time ago.
Everything was simpler back then. When we came home from school we played outside on the streets and we returned home when it got dark not because it was no longer safe but because we had spent the last two hours or so running and catching and hide and seek and we were just simply exhausted.
When the weather was off we stayed indoors and played board games, not video games. In the summer we went to the open air cinema and paid 300 drachma (the equivalent of less than 1 euro).
Things have changed. There are tons of video games, cellphones and different electronic gadgets for our kids. There is the INTERNET which is amazing and horrifying at the same time. We are ‘forcing’ our children into a world of more.
I would love to be able to offer my kids some of that 80s simplicity but I can’t. We have ‘evolved’.
Until next time,
our children will never understand the connection between these 2 objects