Scrapbook Diaries is a series I started to share some more personal thoughts by annotating pages from a scrapbook that I kept in college.
If you can’t read the writing, it says:
“I eat twigs and berries
and I’m kind of furry.
I may not always smell so good.
But when you call me a stinky hippie,
Aww shit, it really hurts the team.” –Bull
I’m sure you can read the bottom part.
I’m posting this particular scrapbook page because I’m enjoying the endearing poem written by a guy I met who was just trying to be himself and fit in, juxtaposed against a very harsh and judgmental sticker urging TV viewers to read more.
I grew up in a family where an overworked parent was more interested in television, it seemed, than in interacting with her children, which I think is where my TV rage stemmed from. I still don’t watch a lot of it but I get plenty of screen time and no longer begrudge people their shows… just find the contrast between these two on one page and my apparent lack of awareness about it somewhat amusing.