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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, April 01, 2021, 17:56 (15 days ago) @ Keytime

My sarcasm from an early post was intended for all the Nay Sayers that have a hard time dealing with Change and Loss, two of the three things we all have to deal with (#3 Taxes).
With almost any change we all have our opinions. How we would want them or how we would have done it differently. Come on! Tom Brady in Florida? Really that will never work out. A refurbished basketball court, a few trees gone and a few new ones installed, Really that will never work out. It is not for us geezers to decided, we had our chance and we F-ed it up. Give the 30 and 40's a chance as they will have to live with their choices much longer that we will.

The music will be fine, everyone will find a place to sit or stand, The volume will be to loud (Geezer Speaking) Kids will have the time of their lives, parents will fall in love again and the world will go one.

To me the cavalier complacency of tourists to events in the communities they visit is to be expected. The community they visit isn't their concern, just their pleasure, their convenience. Believe me, I get it. Visitors see the outer layer of an onion. They don't care if the owner of their lodging is a narco or a Catholic saint. I get it. No skin off their back. Just the bang for the buck. Sunny beaches. Happy hour. Some fancy named food. Some exotic drinks. A foreign language just makes it more exotic. Oh, I get where tourists are coming from. A few dead trees and a few tons of concrete don't make a bit of difference. An indifference I grew up with and unfortunately had to get used to at a "tender" young age. Growing up, working, living and raising a family in a tourist destination can teach quite a lot about humanity that would take lifetimes to learn anywhere else. Changes in latitude...

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As a favorite author of mine once wrote (when I lived in the place he was writing about):
"Florida can never really come to grips with saving the environment because a very large percentage of the population at any given time just got there. So why should they fight to turn the clock back? It looks great to them the way it is. Two years later, as they are beginning to feel uneasy, a few thousand more people are just discovering it all for the first time and wouldn't change a thing. And meanwhile the people who knew what it was like twenty years ago are an ever-dwindling minority, a voice too faint to be heard."
John D. MacDonald, "The Empty Copper Sea" (1978)


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