DURST: Muring, the Dirty Word

Maturing. It's a scary word. A word I always associated with cheese. Not something I ever thought would happen to me. But what nature takes away, it also replenishes. Sometimes in different areas. And no, I'm not talking about hair, but can someone please tell me why I have not just hair growing out of my ears, but thick undersea Intercontinental cables? Have I become a mobile long distance carrier experiment without my knowledge? You could cut that cheese I spoke of earlier with these things. No, I'm talking about the fact that although we may no longer have the speed to outrun trouble, we now have enough experience to recognize it's imminent arrival and hopefully avoid it. For instance, I have learned to avoid all movies publicized with great quotes from radio station reviewers in Utah. Also, when I was young, I had no idea that "buffet" was a death defying concept. As we get older, we get less gullible. We've been to the circus, we know it's always the same old thing, just a different set of clowns. We also have a much better sense of when people are blowing smoke up our butts. Which is probably why most judges aren't eighteen year old boys. "You are sentenced to an entire weekend of listening to non stop "Metallica". And finally we gain enough patience to figure out the world will pretty much stay the same no matter how much we try to change it, and the only thing worse than pretending it won't is not trying. Will Durst is still trying.


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