Friday, July 12, 2013
Happy Birthday To Me
We chatted easily as I finished my exam. His blood pressure was stable and his diabetes was controlled with diet only. I pushed my computer to the side and took a long look at him. He was exactly what most of us strived to be. Healthy and active,he was tackling his eighth decade with grace and beauty. I paused at my own reticence in leaving the thirties behind. It was a big day for both of us. Then I asked the question that had been on my mind about myself since waking up that morning (just change the number.)
So how does it feel to be eighty?
He smiled before answering. I sensed both pride and melancholy.
I still wake up every morning with the sweet taste of dreams on my tongue and a new plan for each day.
We both chuckled before I replied.
Ya, me too!
Posted by Jordan Grumet at 6:51 AM