Not that we’re old mind you, it’s just that I’m having a hard time adjusting to the idea that it’s coming – faster than the Rebel barreling down the railroad tacks on its way through West Point Mississippi in the 1955,.. You try to stop it and you’ll get flattened.
I drove out to Old Waverly this morning and noticed for the first time the spectacular fall foliage. This year it seems more vivid than ever. But maybe I was just too busy to notice in previous years … or care about such signs along the roadway of life.
If you’re a baby boomer, chances are you’re beginning to feel the not so subtle signs of aging. If so, you’re in good company.
It is estimated that every eight seconds, someone in America celebrates their sixty-fifth birthday. We have more senior citizens in America today than we’ve had at any point in history – somewhere around 75 million I’m told.
Maybe it’s wishful thinking on my part, but “old” doesn’t look the way it once did. Take a look at Jane Fonda, Helen Mirren, Christie Brinkley and try to label them with the word “elderly”.. You can’t do it.
I was driving home from West Point last night when suddenly I didn’t know where I was. Had I turned off off Highway 45 onto 82 or not?
I’d been wandering around the wilderness of random thoughts which often happens when I’m on a road I know like the back of my hand. I’d been paying attention to everything but the road – wondering what I had in the fridge, whether my son had made it home to Nashville yet, should I trade vehicles or have a luncheon for Brenda’s birthday? Did I need new tires yet and what should I do about that giant raccoon someone spotted coming out of my chimney?
The co-director of MSU’s creative writing program, Michael Kardos has three books to his credit, but my book club is certain the latest – “Before He Finds Her” – will be the novel that propels him into the realm of a John Grisham or Jeffrey Deaver.
Michael grew up on the Jersey Shore and received a degree in music from Princeton University, and played the drums professionally