“Rose-colored glasses are never made in bifocals. Nobody wants to read the small print in dreams“ Ann Landers
Okay, so I say this a lot these days…”Getting old sucks!!!” And it does, kind of. I do think many of the clichés and sayings about age are true, “With age comes wisdom,” “Youth is wasted on the young.” I mean it would amazing to be 20 years old and have the knowledge that comes with 50 years of life’s experiences. But that’s not how it works… And, to a certain extent I have embraced aging…after all these many years I am going to “love” my gray hair (maybe)…and I am not ready to, nor do a think I ever will (but I will never say never) be ready for surgery, injections or any thing like that to make me look like an older young version of myself…if that makes any sense. I’ve earned these wrinkles on my face…along with the stretch marks on my belly…and when I look at these war scars I can proudly say, “Damn, I look old.” But although I have embraced it, that does not mean that I’m prepared to go down without a fight. I have been getting to the gym more than I have in years, and I’ve started to live a healthier lifestyle including giving up my sodas…but not the beer…they say beer has health benefits. And it seems as if, when we get older, there are certain correlative events that go on…for instance…often as our hair lightens up, our complexion does as well…complimenting one another in a profoundly beautiful way. Okay, but this is what has me so confused…as we age, our metabolism slows down while our willpower completely abandons us; our trips to the bathroom become more urgent while we start to move much slower; and our eye sight becomes worse, necessitating glasses, while at the same time our memory begins to fade, making it difficult to remember where we put our glasses. And as far as I’m concerned, if I can’t see, I might as well eat a cookie, which requires another trip to the gym. (Oh BTW the gym entails swimming, check out the swim cap…kids say they don’t want to be seen with me…but they will still ask me for money.) But hey, I’m old, so I can wear this.
So yeah, I think getting old sucks…and I was especially thinking that I was driving to the store tonight to buy the three pack of reading glasses for $14.99. Does getting old beat the alternative…you bet!!!
And with that I say…”Damn…I forgot what I was going to say!!!”