Have any of you watched the movie ” The Curious Case of Banjamin Button”. Well, I watched it a while back and it didn’t do much for me, however, I thought of it today. Why? Well, this is what happened.
V is going through what my friend calls the ‘Whying’ phase. It’s partly genuine curiosity and partly an endurance test for whichever adult gets caught in the crosshairs. So I had read all these books on how each child is a potential genius and we kill that potential by telling them to shush, when their natural inquisitiveness makes them want to explore the world. So when V started on this stage, I initally tried to answer all her question, however, I was soon exhausted. That’s when I came up with the brilliant “I don’t know darling, but I’ll get back to you” response. She ‘Whyed’ this a few times and then seemed to get the message. A week later when I did my standard “I don’t know…” after 5 minutes, she got back with “Well, google it mommy.” My mom-in-law overheard our conversation and said that today’s kids were growing way faster than we ever did (at least intellectually).
Cute story, but what does it have to do with the lost generation thing right?
Well, we recently went on a family vacation to Sri Lanka and my mom rediscovered her inner hotness. When I posted the pictures on facebook, one of the standard comments was “Wow! your mom looks so good, she could be your twin sister”. I was cool with that, I obviously have my dad’s looks, more distinguished than hot. Then a friend said this “Your mom seems to be getting younger everyday”.
So my point is this, between, the accelerated growth of our kids and the younger grandparents, will our generation not exist? Or at a minimum be irrelevant? (Do you see the Benjamin Button connect?)
I sure the techie will come up with some parallel that can be explained by some Stephen Hawking’s theory in meta-physics. Something along the lines of- When two linear time periods travel at ‘x’ and ‘y’ speeds towards each other, with no intervening force, a collison is inevitable and will result in a force of ‘a’, obliterating ‘z’.
P.S.: This nonsensical post was triggered by an amazing blog entry I read at the sweet and weak today.