Age and Light
This week I will reach 81 years. In fact, it will happen at 9:45 A.M. EDT on Tuesday. I don’t expect it will feel much different from 8:45 on Monday. I do know it will be different from last year.
When 80 came last year, it took me a little time to realize that I had feelings about my age that I cannot recall ever having before. What the number seemed to say was, “OK, now you know what it was like to climb up the mountain; now what?”
I guess it’s what you hear referred to as “sense of mortality.” You catch yourself sort of wondering about how much time you have left.
I recently heard the chairman of the Viking Cruise Lines say on a commercial that he thought they had risen to the top of their field. He then asked where do you go from here? His answer was not the obvious “Down,” but rather “FORWARD.” That sounds pretty good to me.