Getting Old is Not For Wimps

I remember one of the first science fiction books that I ever read was A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. I was a preteen at the time and identified strongly with the protagonist. I think I was vaguely aware that there was a sequel but I didn’t know that she had written so many books in the series.

I’m discovering a lot of things that I have managed to miss in my life. Everything from musicians to authors, movies to paintings. I would love to be able to devote more time to listening, reading, and watching these newly discovered works.

I’ve also been listening to songs with an ear to hearing the bass part. My acoustic electric bass will be here soon and I want to have some new bass licks to try out. I am so excited about this bass. It is a marvel of engineering and a beautiful piece of woodwork all in one.

But the sad truth of the matter is that work takes most of my energy and I find myself nodding off when I sit still for just a moment at home. I have managed to maintain my writing regime but it has been at the expense of so many of my other interests. I need some of the misspent energy of my youth.

I guess I should be thankful I’m still alive and in fairly good health. Thankfulness is important to feeling good about yourself and your place in the world. I will do whatever I can and have fun doing it. I won’t worry about anything that falls off my plate. That’s my plan right now anyway. We’ll check up on how my plan pans out in a couple of months.

Sweet dreams, don’t forget to tell the ones you love that you love them, and most important of all, be kind.