May 29, 2017

57

Yegads! Another birthday? Yep. Number 57.

They say you’re only as old as you feel and when the weather gets wet and cold I feel a hell of a lot older than 57. Too many broken bones, torn muscles and other assorted injuries from my youth now add up to creaking joints, arthritis and just plain hurt.

Some find the 40s traumatic. I didn’t. At 40, there is still a chance you can live to see 80 so your life may not be half over. But at 50, the odds of seeing 100 diminish and the mind starts thinking its all downhill from here.

Only as old as you feel? Damn, I’m in real trouble.

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