Modeling myself after a Hooker

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Above: The only Hooker in the class of ‘65 is pictured with Gene Carouthers.—-

Hey, do you find yourself carrying out your daily “rounds” while secretly humming “Yesterday?”  You know the Beatles’ 1960s tune about the time when your troubles were so far away?

I do, and while yesterday may not have been as picture perfect as I remember it, we certainly had a different set of problems as we tried to find out who we were and what we were sent here to do.

Yesterday, my high school friends did a little reminiscing as we always do when we get together.  Any excuse will do.  This week it was Beth Hooker Herron’s twice yearly trunk showing.   Hooker is one of my favorites and you can’t be around her without laughing.  And I usually come home with some frock which reeks of Hooker’s taste which is infinitely better than mine.

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This time I came home with a black leather outfit (which would have cost me over $200) for only $79,  All I need is some fishnet hose and some tattoos and I’ll be set for fall.

But I returned to reality today and struggling to pull myself back into the present. Yesterday is like an old lover. As long as his image remains engrained in the front of my mind, it will be very difficult  to live fully today.

 

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When nostalgia becomes your primary form of comfort, then it has actually become your enemy; for it is impossible to live and love fully today when “Yesterday” still has your heart held captive within her gnarled grasp according to Geoff Talbot, who I happen to be reading at the moment.

Our biggest problems, may not be our current problems.  Our biggest problem maybe that we are still holding on to yesterday’s success. If you are feeling stuck today, it may be time to let go of yesterday for once and for all…

Instead let the “today” be your lover, Geoff suggests embracing every uncensored moment, seizing the incredible opportunities that are right in front of us.  Who knows, we  can fall in love over and over again every single day.

Right how I’m into heavy metal and black leather befitting West Point’s finest Hooker girl.

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