Maybe some of you younger folks would know?

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Frosty, May 23, 2010.

  1. Frosty

    Frosty Songster 10 Years

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    Has anyone ever heard a saying 'make art like your parents are dead'? If so, does anyone know what it means?
     
  2. mylittlechickpea

    mylittlechickpea Songster

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    Nope [​IMG]

    But now I'm curious, too.
     
  3. incubatingisfun

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    never heard of it either
     
  4. mylittlechickpea

    mylittlechickpea Songster

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    I googled it [​IMG] But surprsingly didn't come up with much. Tattoo's maybe? That was the only thing that kind of made of sense... [​IMG]
     
  5. Oh that's creepy... it's said in the same manner as "Party like it's 1999"
    So my first thought was Celebrate... and that is SO not what I would do if I lost a parent.

    But, then maybe it could refer to releasing your emotions, creating, going for your goals,
    as though your parents' expectations aren't on your shoulders?

    Meh, it's a theory. I do tend to over-analyze so take it with a grain of salt.
     
  6. Frosty

    Frosty Songster 10 Years

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    You could be right PineappleMama, the whole message in this case read something like 'congratulates class of 2010. Make art like your parents are dead. [​IMG]' The thing is, it was my DD that wrote it and I found it rather disturbing. I wrote to ask her what the saying means since I had never heard of it (my 19 y/o DS never did either), and if I find out what her take is on it I'll pass it on. It just bothers me... I mean, I would never write to do something like your children are... I can't even finish that sentence! Even if that is what it means, couldn't they find another way to word it???
     
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  7. Yeah, precisely. I've been going NUTS lately with some of the comments coming out of my son's mouth. He just doesn't realize how much it freaks me out to hear my worst fears out loud... like he and his sister sniping at each other... he'll say something like "well I wish you'd fall out of a tree" (example) and I'm just [​IMG] [​IMG]

    So I hear ya. Knowing it was for a graduating class makes me think maybe I was right... parental expectations can be a huge blessing OR a huge burden depending on if they align with your own hopes or not.

    But, I'd never be so tacky as to put it quite that way... *shudder*
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Yeah... thats a weird thing to say.... [​IMG]
     
  9. I believe it has to do with releasing inhibitions, and doing the things you want to do (but your parents would disapprove of)...

    kind of the opposite of how I try to live my life (other than from 10-11:30pm if DH's home [​IMG] )... Live your life like grandma's watching... [​IMG]
     
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  10. arherp

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    I have never heard of it..
    lol
     

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