I certainly did not set out to be obscure, and yet now that I have been for so long i kind feel strange losing it.
I was raised with very intermittent TV, the only radio I was permitted was christian music radio and movies were pretty rare.
I had a natural affinity for books. I had nearly free reign at the library.
I had always gone to tiny private christian schools. Then for high school i was homeschooled.
and that meant I had nearly no intersection with society any more.
Just me and my library card.
Now I read about the 80s in America, and while I was there, I had such a slight exposure to mainstream culture that it is almost as if I weren’t there.