Thursday, June 25, 2009

Farrah Fawcett 1947~2009

I was shocked when I logged onto my computer today and read that Farrah Fawcett had passed away. I had seen in the tabloids at the supermarket that she was battling cancer but it's still a big shock. Charlie's Angels was one of my favorite shows when I was a girl and the 70's/80's don't seem that long ago. It makes you think about how fast time flies. I've been noticing that all the actors that I remembered as a kid are now dying off or looking really old these days. Funny, it doesn't feel like that much time has passed but it has.
Has this ever happened to you? I received a wedding invitation from a girl that I use to babysit when she was an infant. And when I thought that was enough to blow my mind; the following year I received a baby shower invitation. Now the baby is having babies? My world is spinning out of control. Am I really that old? My little baby cousin is getting married this fall. When I began adding up how old she was.....she's the same age as when I got married. What just happened here? Hello! Have I been in a daze? Where did this big block of time go? And how did I not notice? I think I get weighted down with all the responsibilities and obligations that the weeks are just passing by and soon become months and then years. I need to pay closer attention to the daily routines and make time for those small important things before time steals them away. It's amazing how losing a childhood icon can make you look at your life with maturity. I feel that a piece of my childhood has passed on with Farrah.

1 comment:

  1. What you said goes for all of us. I don't know how old you are, but one day I was thinking my children would never be out of diapers and the next thing I know, my daughter is celebrating her 4th wedding anniversary! Where did that time go? It went by very quickly, that's for sure. I've noticed that even when I cherish and try to hold onto special moments because I know they won't last forever, they are gone by so quickly anyway. We just have to enjoy those times as they happen and cherish the memories.

    Sometimes when I think about t.v./movie icons such as Farrah and realize how old they are I think that can't be! They are so oooold! It's a slap of reality to me because I'm no spring chick myself!