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Sunday, March 8, 2020

It's "Meme Day".

I found this one on Facebook today, along with another one saying "It's Meme Day". Reason I copied it and put it into this posting is simple. 
The other day I was doing one of my morning doggy-walks when I almost stumbled over a tree root sticking up from the rather uneven trail. 

Just a week ago I was traversing our local golf course. Dixie was in the lead, when I got a phone message. Looking at the damn thing I walked on, which of course, I shouldn't have done, as I came to step on an icy patch and flopped straight down. I landed on my left side, phone in hand. During the seconds down I looked for Dixie. She was a 100ft ahead, had stopped and turned to look at what Dad was doing there on the ground. 
That's when my thinking kicked in. I came to reflect over that a simple root stumble and me stepping on an icy patch wasn't anything that used to happen in my younger days. And by that I mean that my general feel of maintaining balance and watching out for hinders on my way was a tad more pronounced.

At soon to be 68 I come to the realisation that I am getting more and more aware of my progressing age. Did I ever think about the years racing by when I was 25 or 35? I didn't even think about it when 45yrs. old. The question here is whether the growing years can lead to wisdom or whether it is just the beginning of the end without any further reflections.

What ever it might be - we grow old too soon and getting wise too late.

11 comments:

  1. So very true.
    Be Safe and Enjoy what life has to offer.

    It's about time.

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  2. I'll reflect on that again when I make it to 98.

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    1. Good Idea, Rick. But what if your memory is ...uh g o n e?

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    2. At 75 I look forward to making new memories of the ones I may have forgotten.

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  3. Same age as you and I'm pondering the fact that the end is in sight much more so than years back. I want to do as much as I can to enjoy the time left but health problems are getting in the way!!!
    Don in Okla.

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    1. Me too, Don. Planning to head south again next winter.

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  4. Since 9/1/19 it has been one thing or another in my life two hospitalizations and 3 blood transfusions, my kidneys are shot, I never drank, took drugs or went wild..I am 71 and soon 72 married 46 years on and near my 72nd birthday..I just try to roll with everything..I enjoy your blog a lot..I really like your thoughts on our tubby and arrogant president trump or should I say big bubba bump, oh my god what a yahoooo!!!!!!!!!! We live in Washington state not near seattle but across the bridges from Portland Oregon, the covid-19 is rampid in seattle and coming to Portland like a vengeance, I cannot go too many places but I try to get catch some sunshine and walking wrapped up with my walker with wheels & my hubs to make sure I don't fall..Life is wonderful to me no matter on how I have left..My friends are all your age and a hoot, also many are widows and widowers lost their mates of over 50 years, I have them over all the time and cook and cook and bake and spoil them I have and had known their husbands and wives since early childhood and know if I go they will be kind & sweet to my husband, we laugh and remember child hood times and go to the beach & laugh some more..Hoping you can get out and enjoy your walks and your family and friends, life is too damn short not to enjoy family and friends..ciao!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks for sharing this. You are an inspiration.

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