posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 02:02 PM
I know we get a lot of posts here there and everywhere on the sun, some believing one way and others believing another about how people experience and
remember the sun. I think most people who are older enough do remember that friendly yellow sun shining on our backs.
And miss it.
I'm a big nostalgic guy at heart, missing almost everything as soon as it's gone. I miss my Atari, I miss the ways some cereals used to taste, I
miss a lot of my friends growing up, I miss my dogs as a kid, I miss having all the time in the world playing in my back yard. Heck, I even miss those
stupid rocky n bullwinkle shows in the morning before I went to school. Okay maybe that one IS pushing it.
I did a lot of sky watching when I was a kid, and there's no doubt in my mind that it wasn't coincidence now. I looked at the moon and noticed its
look. I looked at the milky way galaxy and remembered being wowed by how many at night. Things you just were in awe of--YOU REMEMBER. I remember.
And I remember thinking back to one of my school teacher's reminders about not looking directly at the sun. Why? Because we could of course as others
have said too. So during one of those long summers I looked up at the sun at midday for a good 6-7 seconds before I couldn't stand it any longer. Of
course I had a good negative disc for a long time and thought "hmm maybe I shouldn't have done that after all." but after a few minutes it went
away and went about doing other things I had on my agenda as a kid.
Like perhaps sunbathing as well. We owned a piece of land that was out in the country so it didn't have many neighbors. I had a bad case of teenage
acne on my face, plus I had those red splotches on my cheeks because of my hormones or because I was always nervous I'm not sure. So I would use the
weekends and especially the summer holidays to try and work on my tan.
And work I certainly DID. Took near forever to get a tan. I thought, how in the heck do I get a tan? Remember, this is when it was very hard to even
find sunscreen. Maybe spf was up to 3-5 most then. Mostly it was only tanning oils on the market, to help us tan, because it was so difficult. I even
hated turning on my back and then on my two sides to try and get an even tan, because that meant my front/face wouldn't get as much. It took just so
Now I know that some will never be convinced of our accounts, because all they've ever known their short lives is a white blazing harsh and
unfriendly sun. Not much I can do about that for them.
I just wanted to reminisce a bit about that time when we had not a care in the world, and the yellow sun was there that we'll never ever forget it.
Thanks for reading.