When we last spoke, the world was one year and some into a global pandemic. The world felt like it was spinning in two directions. It has since, summarily, changed drastically. We did some growing here at RRBlog, too. We invite you and our larger audience to check us out as we remodel what it means to live a timeless life while stuck in the trappings of our ‘modern society’. Bleh. It’s not everyone’s favorite flavor.
If you’re like us, we want to learn and grow and ‘stay woke’, but we also lean wayyyy into the consumer need and want for an aged time. A comfier life. Sometimes this comes in the form of simplicity or taking favor of our own happiness over the larger economic dollar-sign value we are prescribed. Other times, it comes in the way of seeking culture and enrichment or busting rump to achieve a life of eco and off the grid bliss.
We are hopeful to bring the silver lining stories and words of encouragement to our readers to remind us all that change in a retro-progressive way is not only possible, but it’s all around us- if we know where to look to help foster its flourishing. The world is full of ever-changing and seemingly-new themes that emerge on the daily, but we are excited to shed a new light and perspective that may help bridge the generation gaps and help draw connections between what’s a trend today and why we are drawn to it. There’s a few cool reasons for what we call retro-progressive occurrences: 1. We have an inclination to eras that naturally generated greater cultural output (not strictly economic), 2. We as a generalized society don’t have connection to the ‘mainstream’ pre-covid experience because it didn’t capitalize on human connection at all, and finally 3. Everyone still talks about the ‘good old days’ so maybe there are components of these old days that are worth using as inspiration for today and tomorrow (please note, we are NOT talking about the racism and rampant social discourse and inequity- we have a post that talks exclusively about this separately).
So we challenge you all, dear readers- indulge in your desires for greater hiraeth, a flavor of the best days. Seek a life fulfilled and overflowing with lively, wholesome, and timeless experiences. Cheers, darlings. We are happy to be back.