…you can no longer understand the messages conveyed by the music videos that fueled your teenage years.
I’m sure that when we watched the video for “Shout” by Tears For Fears back in the 80’s, we understood, on a deep cellular and metaphysical level, the reason for the angst that was consuming the band during the performance of this song.
But now it just leads to conversations like this:
My husband: “I’ve never seen quite that level of teeth before when someone is singing.”
Me: “I know. It’s kind of scary.”
TFF: “Shout, shout, let it all out, these are the things I can do without.”
My husband: “What things? What things?! We’d shout with you if we knew what the hell you were talking about!”