Monday, June 17, 2013

Middle age

When I was little, a lifetime was unimaginably long.  But in middle age, one gets to have more of a view of how long a lifetime is.

My grandmothers just had their birthdays in the past few weeks. One turned 89 and the other turned 95.  At this point in their lives,  they don't have a lot of energy.  They couldn't for example take up horseback riding as a new hobby at this point.  When I was born, they were about the age that I am now.  So, the span of life that I've seen them live is about how much time that I have to do whatever it is that I want to do with my life. And that's only if I'm lucky enough to have longevity and health.

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