Glee - Prom Queen - Ellie in High School

Tuesday May 10, 2011

Did you watch Glee tonight? As you know I watch Glee for the entertainment, not for the social issues, fast forwarding my DVR to the good stuff.

Glee centered around Prom night - the couples, the performances, and best of all Kurt, a sensitive gay male student who surprisingly won for Prom Queen. This show is great at dealing with gay issues, especially with teenagers.

Did you go to your High School prom? I loved my prom - tiara, pink gown, former graduates who became professional entertainers returning to sing. I never realized people had such bad memories of High School until I grew up and reunions were discussed. My many girlfriends and I had a blast - and guess what? We did it all without drugs and booze. We were all high on life. I fell in love twice in High School - Carl, the captain of the football team (so hot) and Mel who went on to dance on Broadway after we graduated (also very hot and definitely not gay).

Sex ... not in High School for me ... but it took a lot of will power not to cave. I was too immature, as were my friends, and if you recall, I graduated at 16. Actually Carl and I met again by accident (laugh) in the 1980's after we both divorced (in the same year) and rekindled lost passions. He said the coolest things ... like how he looked for me after he came back from Vietnam, but I was already married, so he moved on and married someone who looked like me. I had 3 daughters and he had 3 sons, around the same ages. The second time around we laughed about not having sex at 16, but knew we weren't ready. Though the chemistry remained through the years, it was fun to have a fling and remain friends, but destiny would take us in different directions once again - he wanted to remarry and I didn't. Also connecting us was that he totally embraced my life as a psychic 30 years ago. I wonder if he reads Crystalinks.. He currently lives in southern California not far from his son Rob Weiss a television and film producer, screenwriter, actor, and director.

Times were different in the 60's. We would have embraced today's technologies - but alas they were not due to come into the program for decades. What would today's teens do without texting and tweeting all day?

Proms and Graduations abound over the next month. Enjoy! Most students look forward to getting out of school and on to the next. Teen blogs ... and their issues ... well you can find them on the Internet, but unless you're a teen I doubt that you are interested. What I love most about todays kids is how savvy they are about emotional problems and learning challenges. They are psychically in tune and don't have to wear a silly label that says "Indigo Child". I never liked labels as more often than not they offend.

As to Glee - one has to wonder what becomes of these talented students after 4 years on the air. Most of the cast is already in their twenties.

This thought may have crossed your mind as you read the last two sentences ... It doesn't matter. We won't be here. We too will have graduated and moved on to the next. If you thought something like that, you are good to graduate from our little universities/universe in the sky.

May 11, 1982

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