Gold that stays?



The Outsiders


SE Hinton was 16 when she published The Outsiders, That Was Then This is Now, Tex and Rumble Fish in the mid 1960s.

When her books were made into 80s’ Brat Pack movies, Matt Dillion and Emilo Estevez were in all of them, one or the other or both.


That the original movie didn’t have Elvis as part of the soundtrack, struck me as odd. Apparently this was changed for the recent DVD release.


Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf,
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay.

Robert Frost
Goodness in the face of exclusion and marginalization turns to bitter disappointment, disengagement, disenfranchisment
goodness must be nurtured, expressed, exchanged,it’s the only way gold can stay
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  1. Pingback: Writers and Gender: SE Hinton | dyke writer

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