Thursday, November 12, 2009

there's a little bird that somebody sends down to the earth to live on the wind

When I was younger more na├»ve, I used to believe I was Ruby Tuesday from the eponymous Rolling Stones song. I don’t know why – after all, I was a teenager from the 21st century city, not a swingin’ sixties groupie who got busy one time with Keith Richards (no matter how much I wish my life was otherwise). Well, I guess if Anne Hathaway can believe that Blackbird is about her, than I can be forgiven for thinking Ruby Tuesday was about me.

She would never say where she came from

Yesterday don’t matter if its gone

That’s the only bit of the song I don’t really agree with. But then again, its so freaking gorgeous that I love it anyways. I understand the whole “you can never go home again” thing, so not talking about your past is not only the best solution, but the only solution. The lyric that follows, "yesterday don't matter if its gone," is the one that really has kept me from being Ruby Tuesday. I can't embrace it into my life, I can't make myself believe it. If I agreed with the sentiment that whatever happened in the past doesn't really count for anything, I wouldn't have a blog which celebrates decades past, now would I? Not only does the past matter to me, its everything to me. I am not a full-functioning 21st century gal - I need the past to give me a little help in my boring hum-drum life. Vintage Vogues and Sixties memoirs are my kind of heroin - daily doses of the retro help me to get by. I need my fix.

And now for your fix, here are some lovely ladies from the sixties:






4 comments:

gloria j said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i'm 99% sure that i'm going to name my daughter (when ever i have one) Ruby. i just love that song. and She's a Rainbow :)
beautiful pictures as well

Ms. B said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the 4th pic, look at all of the Dr. Scholl's sandals! I have an obsession with Dr. Scholl's, I know I own over 10 pairs!

Queen Jane said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Gloria - I love the name Ruby. That would be such a darling name for your (eventual) daughter. And it would be great because you'd always think of the song whenever you said her name. I love names with a little back story with them.

Queen Jane said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ms. B - I LOOVE Dr. Scholls. So much. So so much. And they just look so fashionable in the 4th pic, don't they?