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Today I was told that I’m old and out of touch. I was told this by a child who still doesn’t know who he is.
I was not offended. I AM old, by his standards. I’m 35, which seemed absolutely wizened by my standards when I was his age, when I was 23.
I wish him well, because I gain nothing by wishing him ill. If I wish bad things upon him, I’m only encouraging him to find more reasons to feel sorry for himself, and blame everyone else for his unhappiness. If I wish him well, then it’s possible he’ll come around and we can be friends someday.
This thinking, this is a mark of age. I am, as he puts it, “out of touch”. I’ve lost touch with my rage, I’ve lost touch with my bitterness. I’ve lost touch with the idea that the world owes me anything. I’m out of touch with the idea that everything is always fair or in my favor, and I’m out of touch with the arrogance and entitlement of youth.
I do not miss these things. I’m glad to be rid of them. It’s possible that this loss prevents me from being edgy or dangerous. It’s equally possible that there’s no reason for me to be either of those things anymore.
Find your way home, kid. I still wish you well.
Song is “Floating Labels” by Wugazi.
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Hey Jensen…you aint bad, for a tapeworm.
Song is “You Are Loved” by Defiance, Ohio. They appear courtesy of No Idea Records.
Yo-yo used is the Northstar by YoYo Factory.