the transcendental generation

The transcendental generation. That’s what they’re called.The 80 and 90 year olds of today whose entire lives were grounded in spiritual belief that their existence matters beyond the grave. They are the last of a staple subculture whose coming of age helped to create a proud and stable nation bridled by unwavering faith and vision for America. Today, too many silently hope this will be their last election; the first-hand witnesses to decades of deep cultural decline and shallow technological incline, together leaving us here on the doorstep to the decade of their last goodbye. A generation who viewed hardship as a life expectation and survival as God ordained. Will we miss them? Future generations will never fully understand their contributions likely to be categorically erased, canceled by the generations before them. The now 60 and 70 year old children like me are all that will remain fighting against hope to keep their memory alive and the convictions of their generation transcendent, because indeed, that’s what they are and to us, will always be.