We often dwell on the negatives of advancing years. Prime topics are loses of strength, agility, keen eyesight, and memory. The more-frequent aches and pains, unfortunately, not only hurt us but aggravate others when we feel compelled to complain about them.
Better to lie and respond with the traditional, “Fine,” when someone inquires about the status of our health.
|My office--back when it was reasonably tidy.|
We’ve recently moved away from most of our close friends. Our only consistent visitors now are considerably younger family members. They seldom have the temerity to criticize my actions, or lack thereof, at least to my face.
It’s a lot more fun to check out the latest computer game or crossword puzzle or take a walk in the woods than to spend any valuable time dusting, vacuuming, and putting things in order. Manana probably will be a better day for a cleanup project, anyway.
It’s a good thing to be a fully mature adult.