Mar. 7th, 2010

gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (Mellow dude)
So today I was surfing TVTropes (specifically the entry on the Award Bait Song) and followed a link to the YouTube music video of what is one of the greatest example of such songs, Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You". And not only was it rather jarring and sad to see Whit-Whit back before her crack habit took its toll, but just the sheer and utter 90s-ness of it made me feel nostalgic with an almost physical longing.

All kinds of indelible memories from that period suddenly came rushing into my mind, from hanging out with my best friends in grade school to watching MTV back when they played music videos to buying comics every week with my dad and stepbrother. And while I tend not to be one of those people who believes that the past was always better than the present - and I certainly don't believe that the world then or my life then were better than they are now - I just found that I really miss that period of my life.

While there are many things I love about my life now and wouldn't trade, things certainly did seem simpler then (even if they weren't, actually) and I miss that - back when all I had to worry about was showing up at school and deciding what videogame to save up for. I've still got classes (both teaching and taking) and videogames (Final Fantasy XIII and Dragon Age: Origins: Awakening are my projected purchases this month), and I'm certainly not complaining that I don't have to deal with memorizing times tables or save up my allowance at $5/week anymore, but somehow it feels very different.

I don't know whether it's that I'm dissatisfied with my life (though I'm taking steps to change the parts of my life I am dissatisfied with, which I'll probably talk about in a later entry) or whether I just miss the lack of responsibility that went with being a kid, and I don't know why it's this particular period of the early- to mid-90s that I'm feeling nostalgic for. Still, I think a rewatch of The Bodyguard on Netflix may be in order.

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