Then and Now

My fears back then seem so small now

Lucia O’Hara  b. 1946

I read with interest all the descriptions of the differences in our lives from then and now.  I was born in 1946 and did live in an all-family focused family.  I can remember when I was in my late teens, I came home from being out and about, and my parents were not home.  It seemed a crucial blow, even though they were simply at my grandparents’ house playing cards!

But to me it was my very first realization that they had a life separate from me.  That’s how safe I had always felt.

Yes, the cold war was always hanging over us back then, but today’s burdens – the fear of terrorism and the sense of societal decay – seem to be much more overwhelming.





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