June 22, 2004 @ 11:27 pm by sean
2nd Baptist can be an awkard place for a honky like me. I figured there was probably no place I could go and feel more out of place. I was wrong. I just got back from an Indigo Girls concert. Yea. It takes an Indigo Girls concert to make a white boy feel more out of place than in a black Baptist church during black history month.
I’m not a big fan of the Indigo Girls. I’m not sure I would be considered a fan at all; I only knew that I had heard two of the songs. But they are respectable musicians, and it gave me a chance to hang out with an aunt and unlce of mine, and my uncle’s friend(who were just out of place as was I.). And on top of that, my uncle got the tickets for free, so I decided not to pass up an opportunity to listen to live music. The live music was good indeed. The drummer was quite fantastic. The opening band was called Roman Candle. They were really good. If one didn’t hear them, and just watched, they never would have guessed they were country. Well, the guy had an accent. They were younger, early 20’s. I’d probably buy their CD if people weren’t starving on this planet.
My uncle David’s friend Eric has a form of Parkinsons(sp?) so he shakes a lot and stiffens up. It is quite sad to see. He struggles to walk sometimes, and he has to help his legs along to get him going. It takes effort and concentration to coordinate the muscles to get into a car. He is a great guy, and even a doctor, but that can’t save him.
Alyson turned 16 today. That seems so old. There are some people I just doesn’t want to grow up. It seems inevitable these days that the older one gets, the more corrupt they get. She is one I hope never gets corrupted the way the rest of us appear to.
I’ll be 20 in 6 days. That sucks. Two decades. That is sooo old. I won’t even be able to be a teen any more. That is so terrible. What do I have to show for myself being on this Earth for 20 years? Maybe I’ll die before than. I’m tired of getting older. When will it stop?