You and I Didn’t Discover Polar Bears, or ‘Green’
Our parents were way ahead of us
I thought my parents were dull and old, and annoying,
because of the way they instinctively turned the lightsout in rooms they weren’t in. They scolded us if we didn’t. And they kept the shades drawn to keep the house cool in summer. And they hardly ever turned the TV on. And they got National Geographic every month. It was always around.
We now think we’re discovering the North and South Poles and polar bears. After decades of thinking Jack Nicholson and Mick Jagger were the coolest guys, we’re suddenly walking around in hiking shoes with dark socks on and being the gentle people.
As long as we’ve become our parents, we ought to read their magazine.