Battle With Time

“Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”

In March I turn 80.

I’m not dealing well with that.

My perspective was changing rapidly with each new ache and pain. With each lost thought.

It took me about year and a confrontation with a mirror to come to grips with the truth:

I’m an old man. A VERY OLD MAN.

Recently, I undertook a STUDY of the situation. I called several of my friends and asked questions.

Were they experiencing similar afflictions of the body and the mind?

They were.

In many cases worse.

I was not alone.

So now my outlook has changed. Now I realize, given how I abused my body in my youth, I’m very fortunate even to be alive

“A Pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

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4 Responses to Battle With Time

  1. Mark says:

    I have been wrestling with mortality a lot lately. I’m over 10 years out from a quadruple by pass, a heart attack and a LOT of stents. So I’m looking at the short end of life. I don’t want to go but I’m somewhat at peace with it.


  2. Anonymous says:

    Always nice to hear from you…young man.


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