If you are younger than 25...this image may be nothing more to you than a road map of intersecting lines with letters here and there.
For those of us 26 or so and older...the image may hearken back to that day in our youth when we sought immortality...leaving our calling card so others may see when they pass by. Looking no further than "today"...the most important thing for "JB" to do was to set his initials permanently...perhaps later to come back and add his girl's initials...locking them together for all time. It is becoming more and more rare to see a heart carved in a tree with two sets of initials. The last time I left my initials was in 1970 on a bar one night in Old Amsterdam...a story for another time. I have often wondered if they are still there.
Generation Y's and children of the millennium still do this but not with a knife...they use Facebook. It is like Vegas...whatever is put on Facebook...stays on Facebook for time in memorial. Even deleted from Facebook...that image of you and your fraternity brothers or sisters drunk on the floor floats the internet just waiting for someone like an employer to Google your name. I just read that up to 40 % of employers have "not" hired a person due to images or postings on the social networking sites. So they achieve immortality just we we did with a knife into a tree...they just use a different tool.
1132 - Small Fry - *Small Fry* It is all small stuff— At work, at home and at ease. Everyday stuff. . --- © J Cosmo Newbery 2017 ---
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