|Any comments are only my personal ideas and meant as suggestions.
My overall impression:
This is a well written piece and you have a strong opinion shown here by an older person that came across.
What I liked most: I am 67 and lived during those times of paper bags, small TV's, and no dryers. I also know that we have done our share of polluting our air and are trying to correct it. I think it is great that we are using recycle bags and have electric cars. Younger people care about what has been done to the planet and are trying to undo it with regulations. I applaud them for it and am sorry that we have all had a hand in convenience foods, plastic bottles etc.
Suggestions for change: None
This writing made me feel: Nostalgic but also grateful for the safety regulations and energy saving devices, technology has come a long way. We all need to help keep our country and this globe as clean as possible. I enjoyed reading this. I just would have liked the young woman to have been more respectful. Getting older, sometimes you keep it simple! As far as the piercings go, I remember when I was criticized for my mini skirts, bikinis, anti-war stance, feminism, women's rights, peace signs, language, dancing, love affairs and short shorts. Each generation makes its mark. My sons did the piercings and tattoos. Stay safe and creative.
Always make the time to write. Your characters will speak to you, if you take the time to listen.
In the deepest hour of the night, confess to yourself that you would die if you were forbidden to write. And look deep into your heart where it spreads its roots, the answer, and ask yourself, must I write?
—Rainer Maria Rilke