“The great secret that old people share is that you haven’t really changed in 70 or 80 years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all” – Doris Lessing

New to Tulsa.

First appointment with my new PCP physician Tuesday.

Arrived early to complete paper work.

Office clean and orderly. Staff friendly and helpful.

Ok folks. Looks like I found a Doctor.

Right on time the friendly assistant calls my name.

Follow me please.

And I do. Through a door and down a hall to another room where several other staff members are busy performing stuff. Things. Something.

Platoon halt. Right face. Fall out.

She points at what looks like a scale. Take your shoes off and stand here.

She records my weight and height. Like a sewing machine this woman.

How tall am I? 5’10” she announces.


 There’s been some mistake. I’m 6’. Have been since I was 16.

Wellllllllllllllll……she observes……… we age, we shrink. You’ve shrunk 2 inches since you were 16.


 “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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