I was climbing the stairs in a 1960s building at UT the other day and thinking, these walls and stairs and railings look so old. But, I’m old enough to remember when things from the 60s looked new, and I thought of all the people walking up the stairs 45 years ago thinking how stylish and great the building was then.
Then last Friday I was walking up the brand spanking new steel reinforced cable hand rail stairs that go forever, in the new chemistry building right next to the older building, and I thought about all the thoughts that students will be thinking as they climb those stairs 45 years from now – they will scoff at our new-fangled ideas of style from the old 2010s.
When you are young you look at people and think – “she’s old,” “he’s a baby,” “she’s really old.” But as you get older you realize, it’s all the same person in an ever changing vehicle. Everybody was young, and the lucky will eventually be old. Same person, less brand spanking new stylish body, but they were all brand spanking new once, and people ooh’d and aah’d over them all.
Time is funny.