This week my parental paranoia is in overdrive. I've heard two different stories about acquaintances' children who have been (allegedly) sexually assaulted by the adults who supposedly should be caring for them-- in one case a school coach and in another the father of the victim. This is depressing and scary, especially as in the case of the father, this person had contact with my children. Which, as my husband has told me repeatedly, has little impact on us. The child he (allegedly) assaulted is not a minor and my impression is that this wasn't a factor, but that makes no difference to me really... and most certainly not to the victim.
Even my mother said to me last week "It's getting so you're too afraid to let your kids out of the house." Which is normally not an attitude she subscribes to at all. But times change. When I was The Big One's age we just lived a different life. I know that bad things happened then too, but it seemed like the world was kinder and gentler to us.
In waxing nostalgic for the rosy past, I have The Grateful Dead stuck in my head today (which I guess is about as bad as Fugazi but infinitely superior to the Taylor Swift that was stuck in there yesterday - thanks to vocal stylings of TLo: SUPERSTAR!).
So check it out: A very grainy (and apparently French) "Friend of the Devil". As performed by Ministry.
You heard me. I said Ministry.
Duuuuuude. I totally saw them groove at the Country Fair. No wait. I didn't. Who WAS that then? Wow. Now I remember why I don't go to the Country Fair.
And now I'm off to paint a rainbow on my face or something. Peace out, people. Think good thoughts.