I'm thinking here,we always blame pc games,the net+tv for kids not playing outside like they used to,eg like 40 years ago when I was a kiddie,and
later a young teen,when the town/city/countryside was spread out before us+our bicycles like treasure troves waiting to be investigated,we played in
streets+climbed trees+rooftops+a young kid like myself could,at the age of 9/10 take a train into the city+wander around all day+return home perfectly
safe(except for bones breaking if you fell out of the tree or cuts scrapes+treading on a rusty nail while you ran about like a dervish playing your
I had the fitness level of an Olympic athlete as a kid,I was as agile+spry as a cat,we all were,from healthy usage of our bodies-from endless
exercise-pausing only when asleep or stuck in the schoolroom.
That level of fitness+agility has sustained me all through my life,it gave me an advantage later in life-even after decades of smoking,and a most
unhealthy lifestyle for many years as a young adult-its like the body remembers? Like it retains a memory of how to instinctively go into the mode it
did when I was a child-i have taken at least 2 falls in the past year that could've,or rather should have,caused a bone breakage/shoulder
dislocation-i tripped a few months ago while running full tilt after my daughter while playing.I came down like an ox,against my hubby's parked
car-so hard there's a big dent on his side door-then bounced off+hit the ground on that same shoulder and skidded-hard enough to cause scraping on my
skin at least.But not a scratch,an ach,a pain or a bruise-the car door got dented though
but I was without a scratch,a single one.My gal came
running,horrified,expecting to find me injured or at least scraped+sore-she was stunned that I sustained not even a scratch,or a bruise.
Another time I was running like a bat out of hell after some animal outside,playing silly buggers-and again tripped and came down like an ox-again my
daughter saw it,through the kitchen window she was at-and came running out expecting me to maybe be hurt(I'm 48) but the moment I felt myself falling
I did a thing with my body,twisted myself into some position I could not replicate consciously trying-like second nature,I just when into that "mode
of falling" that causes the least damage on impact-and again,not even a scrape-the body remembers.
But look how I've digressed-what I wanted to say was-these days,with all the sicko's,the perverts+molesters,the serial killers,the child
rapists+murderers,just plain all the sick or evil f-wads that seems to have crawled out of the woodwork or has been manufactured in some obscene
factory somewhere-it would be in many parts of the world,be criminally negligent to let your kids play outside,alone or even with friends,
The world has become a hostile place for children to live in.Inside they're somewhat safer.In my own country thousands of children has dissapeared
over the years,thousands.As in went to the shop 3 blocks/streets away to buy something for their mother-and never seen again.Thousands.
This is not the world I grew up in,so it seems to me-like somewhere along the way we got transferred into some diabolical alternate reality where no
child is safe.