Saturday, January 04, 2014

How cold is it?

 It is COLD.  This picture is my indoor attire......not too different from my outside attire except it keeps me warm in the house.  I took off my gloves to take the picture, but they are also part of my wardrobe.  The good news is that Eastport has not lost electricity during this recent snow and ice storm.  Many people around the state have been without power since before Christmas. 

I noticed when I looked at the front page of the newspaper that it is January 4th, which is my birthday.  I am still hanging on to my sixties, but just barely.  Who would have thought that I would get old?  Certainly not I.......I am now old enough to realize that when things go wrong with my body, they will likely just get worse, when my face looks wrinkled, it will just get more wrinkled, when it is hard to climb the stairs or get up off the floor, it will only get harder.  It's quite a leap from the optimism we live with most of our lives.....the comfort in knowing that most everything is temporary and will get better sooner or later. It is liberating to know that I will never be any better than I am right now.  The frustration of goals not reached, accomplishments not realized, is now by necessity irrelevant.  I can live in the present without pressure from within or without to focus on the future.
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