16 then and now
Those of you who’ve been reading my site a while probably remember Dylan. Dylan (camera) and I work together at etalk. We are close. We’ve travelled the world. We talk sh-t all day long, in person if possible, over blackberry if not. It’s a sibling thing. I will tell him when he smells and if he needs to lay off the beer. He will pinch my arm fat and tell me my worst angles.
The other day I noticed he’d changed his messenger profile photo. It was small, but I heard it. My past 16 year old was paying attention. I may not make the same decisions she does anymore, but I still know her, and I know that she would have been all about young 16 year old Dylan who was as much of a punk as he looks like he would have been. And please, the girls they were lined up around the block. If I’d known him then, I would have been one of them. It’s better to go through your bad boy phase early. Now Dylan’s become a Healer.
Compare Dylan at 16 to Justin Bieber at 16. I mean...
Are they getting younger?
How is it the same conversation? I can’t be the only one to say that there was no way the 16 year old me would have been lining up for Bieber...to say nothing of the 18 year old me, and that’s even more out of the question.
But that’s Selena Gomez with the Bieber Fever in Miami this weekend, touching her hair like she wants him to kiss her, even though – at 18 – she says they’re “just friends”. They spend a lot of time on his tour bus.
Playing video games?
Let me tell you this much: Dylan at 16 would NOT have been playing video games with a girl on a tour bus.
Photos from SDFL/Splashnewsonline.com