The tag from Camille of the NOW blog on going back and talking to your 16 year old self. What conversation would you have?
To set the stage some of the events of 1963
Civil Rights Rev. Martin Luther King and his "I have a dream speech"
USSR and USA set up the hotline link
President Kennedy visits Berlin and his "Ich bien ein Berliner"
Assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas
Dr WHO first episode on TV
A few of the hits of 1963
The Beach Boys - Surfing U.S.A.
Ray Charles - Take These Chains From My Heart
The Crystals - Da Doo Ron Ron
The Drifters - Up On The Roof
The Four Seasons - Walk Like A Man
Jan & Dean - Surf City
The Miracles - You've Really Got A Hold On Me
Paul & Paula - Hey Paula
Peter, Paul & Mary - Blowin' In The Wind
Elvis Presley - (You're The) Devil In Disguise
Bobby Vinton - Blue On Blue - 06-63
LittleStevie Wonder - Fingertips, Part 2 - 07
A59 Hello Peter
A16 Who are you
A59 I am your future self
A16 Man you look old
A59 I came to have a conversation with you
A16 Are you going to tell me what to. If so, get lost. I am finally on my own and no one is going to tell me anything.
A59 I know Peter so I am going to say a few things and then go.
A16 Make it short I got some living to do.
A59 Your focus on me first, trying to control everything so you won't lose it, and trying to live to the fullest will cause a great deal of pain for you and others. I wouldn't want you to change anything because it took all of your experiences to bring about who I am today. If you changed any little bit of it; would that still be true. I don't think so. I like who I am today and every one of the scars I carry remind me of the torturous path I traveled to get here. I promise you Peter that there will come a day when you will face and go through your fears and truly start to live.
In the meantime I will give you a few hints to help you through the years.
Practice your back roll so that you will survive falling off the bridge.
Remember when you crash your motorcycle you don't have to walk to the hospital carrying the front wheel. Just leave it there.
When you are in the delivery room for your daughters birth. Don't hold your breath because you will fall over and go boom.
Put a strap on your camera when you go to the grand Canyon; it won't survive the drop.
See you later Peter.