Getting older is not easy. You slow down a little, things hurt more, and the pain last longer. Grey hair is wiry, difficult to control, and starts to grow in places that you don't expect. You start to worry about little things, and these little annoyances can wake you up in the night, which is ok, because things are starting to ache, and you should roll over, anyway. But, what is important is that you never grow too old to enjoy life.
Life is a myriad of experiences, and you have to get out and enjoy them. When I hit fifty I joined AARP. Why, who knows, who cares. It was a moment of pride, I made it to fifty, eat my dust you young punks. You should look this good when you get here. And you won't if you keep putting all of those holes in your head and tattoos all over your body. What the hell were you thinking anyway? Sorry, I got sidetracked there.
We should embrace our maturity, but not let it consume you. It should not drive you into an easy chair with a bag of chips, a bowl of dip, and a soda pop poured over big glass of ice, binge watching weeks worth of River Monsters, Monster Quest, and Monster stuff that I can't think of right now. But, if you are going to do that make sure you use both hands to lift the drink, you don't want to cramp. Fresh air and exercise is important, but expanding your consciousness and intellect through educational programming is important, too.
Take advantage of the cool fall days to get outside and recharge your batteries. Take a walk in a local park. It is an ideal time to see life in all the glory, from the annoying chirping, skittering wildlife to the irritating families walking through the area with the squeaking, squawking kids, and pets, and all that laughing, and smiling, and enjoying, and making a nuisance of themselves in the silent wonder of natural beauty... Maybe a park is not such a good idea for people our age.
This was all a little joke. Life is for living, and we have a lot of experience living it, we have lived the heck out of it. And we have a lot to share, don't let a few aches and pains stop you.
It is still a wonderful world and we are a vibrant, beautiful part of it. Let's get out there and live. I am heading out in the world today. I hope you are too. I will tell you about my day, and would love to hear about yours.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Aging, several different views.
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.