ChangesBy Greta Zwaan
I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.
But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.
No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.
But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?
They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.
So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.
Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.
I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.
I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.
Remember those elementary school field trips that you took back in the day where you visited homes turned into museums to learn about how our ancestors lived throughout history? How they had no choice but to do everything by hand, using record players and rotary phones…
Well now, kids who didn’t grow up in the ’90s would consider our ways of life to be pretty ancient. So what are some of the things one would find in a ’90s home? For one, every ’90s home had the iconic computer. The ones that no matter what we’re always beige and massive.
Every home from this epic decade is also bound to have had a huge TV. Unlike today where less is more, back then, the popular belief was that the bigger the better. Basically, you weren’t cool if your TV wasn’t a big as your garage.
Other than technology, every ’90s home also inevitably had carpets in the bathroom, before people came to the realization that this makes no sense whatsoever. And if you were to look through the drawers, there would always be floppy disks.