I have been out of my particular closet for some time now, and while this has opened a few new avenues in my life, it seems to have held me back in others. A while back, I got a promotion, but was asked to modify my appearance. At first, I told myself it was no big deal-I’d get over it, but it seems to have caused me to backslide in my ways, and I haven’t fully gone out since.
No one has said they wouldn’t associate with me if I didn’t stop, so what is holding me back? I can’t really think of a reason, truth be told. Maybe it’s my work and sleep schedule causing me not to want to spend time getting ready. I still wear pretty much what I like, but I haven’t put any real effort into the whole make-up and jewelry thing. I miss it……so why has my mindset changed? I just don’t get it.
There are still many times that I gear up to go out, but then figure I really don’t have a place in mind to go to. I don’t know what I need to get re-invigorated, but I hope I find it soon, because I enjoy that part of me, and I don’t want to lose it. I also need to regain my creative spirit, but that’s another tale altogether.
Remember back when you went to the music store to buy a record, cassette, or CD, just to listen to that one song…..or maybe two songs, but never bothered to listen to the rest of it? The rest of the songs just sat idle…….collecting dust on a shelf or in a box. Remember those days?
Sure……we all do.
Then we get to the digital age, where you can ship for your music a la carte, just picking the few choice bits, and forgetting the rest. I guess those people will never hear the whole canvas that the artist painted. If you go back and listen to those albums all the way through, you never know……you may just find more good music than you may realize!
The other thing I miss is the album art. There were days when you could walk into a music store and get interested in an album just by looking at the masterpiece on the cover. I’ve discovered artists like Danielle Dax and Dalbello just by viewing the cover……and as it turns out, the music was rather wonderful! I think the closest thing to that nowadays would be to check out what iTunes recommends in their online store.
I guess it may sound nostalgic, but there are times I miss perusing the old record shops. It’s just another form of entertainment that is slowly fading into the mists of obsolescence.