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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

LIVING IN THE PAST

RECENTLY MY PSYCHOLOGIST SUGGESTED
I MIGHT BE LIVING IN THE PAST, BASED ON SOME OF OUR DISCUSSIONS ON THE SUBJECT OF
MY CONCEPT
OF
WHO I AM
TODAY
(living with my disabilities).
I COUNTERED WITH THE OBSERVATION,

DOES NOT OUR PAST DEFINE WHO WE ARE IN THE PRESENT?
HERE ARE SOME OF MY
PAST
SELF IMAGES



Walk softly and carry a big gun.




My view of
OPERATION DESERT SHIELD





A DRESS UP OCCASION











IN HONG KONG




IN THE CPO MESS




ON THE STEEL BEACH

IN BOOT CAMP
RTC
GLAKES, ILL. Feb, 1973






 I started smoking in boot camp. It was out of necessity. If you took a break without a smoke, you were accused of goofing off. With a smoke you were just taking a break.
BOOT CAMP GRAD
LAST VISIT TO N.C. 1973









MORE PERSIAN GULF OPS








I'M NOT DONE BEING THAT GUY

10 comments:

Choleesa said...

WOW!!! Nothin like a man in uniform
(insert sexy whistle here!!!)
I dont blame you. You are who you are, regardless of what your body has become!! You just keep on being your warrior self!
Have I ever mentioned that I have not been on a motorcycle....ever!??

UBERMOUTH said...

Never give up!

I loved your photos!

Ms. A said...

Don't feel bad, I'm not the person I used to be, either. One thing you have, that I don't have, is the ability to remember who you used to be! Of all the things I miss about my former self, I think I miss my brain the most.

Cloudia said...

Love the bike!

Love them all, in fact.

I like the guy you were

and ARE!!

Warm Aloha from Waikiki;

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NanaDiana said...

What a great look back at the man you are- because those pictures of you ARE who you ARE. You may have aged a bit-you may not be the same physically- but your soul and spirit survive...and although your heart may have taken a bit of a beating (no pun intended) over the years-you are still you!

It is hard sometimes to look in the mirror and, even though I am healthy, see the fingers where time has touched my face. For a woman it is different, too. We have always been so judged by how we look and sometimes, you are never looked at beyond what the world can see.

I think that age is really the great leveler, isn't it? We all end up with wrinkles and lines and the loss of energy to a certain extent. Unless, of course, you choose plastic surgery to fix the lines and wrinkles!;>)

I saw a piece on Dyan Cannon the other day. She is 74 and I would not have recognized her from pictures of her even 10 years ago. She has become a model for plastic surgery...a beautiful one..but all the same-not who she was. Society has won the battle to keep her from aging.

You were one good looking guy. I didn't know you then- but I kinda like the tough guy you are today! And I have a feeling that there is a teddy bear inside all the gruff Papa Bear we see!

Jo said...

My goodness, Kurt, what a fine-looking man you are. And you are still that guy. But most of all you are intelligent, and you are still that guy, too.

I agree with NanaDiana about Dyan Cannon being plastic. Goldie Hawn too. They were both on TV recently, and both look creepily like they're still 35 years old, even though Dyan Cannon is 74 and Goldie Hawn is 66. It actually detracts from who they are, and I couldn't help wondering what the maps of their faces might have looked like if they had aged normally. I have a feeling they would have been more beautiful. We are all the sum of our experiences, and you have had some amazing experiences!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

I agree with Choleesa, they're ain't nothing like a man in uniform!

Great blast from yer past.

Karen said...

Love these pics, and you're not done being that guy till you're gone, and who knows if we're ever really gone.

Kimberly said...

Our past can totally define us & if that past was a huge part of your life then so be it. Remind your therapist because of your past that he is allowed the freedom to do what he does.

Marnie said...

Loved the pictures. I agree with you...nothing wrong with looking at the past. You've had some really nice moments to reflect on. You aren't done being that guy either.