I Woke Up This Morning & I’m Old

I Woke Up This Morning & I’m Old

This really will happen!

Everything in life happens gradually and one day we notice what things have become.




We realize one day that we’re fat.  Well, it didn’t happen overnight. We accomplished this methodically over a period of time. The cumulative effects of life.

I Woke Up This Morning & I’m Old

We realize one day that we’re bald, or our hair is thinning. Well, it didn’t happen overnight! This has been going on for a while, we tend to make efforts to hide it at first until the day comes when we must face the reality. Father time is taking its toll.

We realize one day that our tooth count has really reached an all time ‘low’.  It’s not that we didn’t pay attention, it was just one tooth, each time.  Neglects cumulative effect. Down to one tooth, chicks don’t want to kiss us, hell they don’t want to get close to us!!!




I Woke Up This Morning & I’m Old

We realize that our back aches so bad, getting up from the couch, chair, stool, etc. is quite a big effort.  It started out just being a little sore back, we might have done a bit more than usual that day. We poke fun about this lasting relationship with ‘arthur’ as in arthritis. It’s actually the best we can do…..poke fun.

The cumulative effects of that resilient thing we call ‘time’. We can’t see it, touch it, or taste it but we can feel its ever reminding effects.  Time.  Something we bitch about not having a enough of bites us in the ass.

We wake up one morning, waddle over to the bathroom turn on the lights and we are looking and it seems someone has invaded our house because the image in the mirror isn’t us!!  It’s an old person!!  How did we arrive here!!  When did we suddenly turn old.  We didn’t, we did it gradually. Second by second, minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, week by week, month by month, year by year, we did it. Unknowingly. Because we gradually aged, we didn’t notice. But it’s that one morning…..BOOM!  WTF!!!  We’re old.




We can’t stop it from happening.  We can only take care of this body and have as much fun as it allows.

I Woke Up This Morning & I’m Old

Peace, Love, and Beaches,

John







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