A big part of this series of blog posts, of course, has been the the idea of looking back and re-living a simpler time in our lives. We've all thought about it. We all miss it. That wonderful feeling of having everything in your life taken care of you by someone. No responsibilities besides doing a half-ass job at your school work or doing a half-ass job at whatever chores your folks might have assigned to you. What were they gonna do? Fire you? That concept didn't exist in our 8-year-old minds.
Certainly comic-books belong to that child mind we all have. Reading one or thinking about one brings us right back to...well, if they weren't happier times they were certainly, um, easier. Comic-books, board games, hide and seek, riding your bike, having a catch...all of these things bring us back to our childhood years. Well, for those of us who had happy and non-traumatic experiences as children.
And I think that's important for us to do every once in a while. It's probably unhealthy to spend all of our days and nights dreaming about a time that didn't involve paying bills or supporting a family, but I don't see the harm in doing it every once in a while. Especially if you can find a way to use those memories to make your current situation more acceptable.
So looking back is fine. As long as it only briefly interrupts you from looking ahead and moving forward.