If we kept a list of stupid things people say, “Times have changed” would be hovering around the top of the list because in the time it took me to type this sentence, well…time changed. That’s just how time works. The box of wine you had last night is not going to taste the same today because, well…time changed, and you left it sitting open on the kitchen counter while you threw up. The rash you have today that you didn’t have yesterday is another indicator that “times have changed.”
Nowhere is the change more noticeable than what time does to our bodies as hair leaves certain places and starts growing in other places…which are typically harder to reach. Things start drooping and I know I’m shrinking but my ears are getting longer. Physically, I’m at the point where I have to stretch a lot in the morning just to get the pain to a manageable level and I can’t figure out if it’s because I think I was an athlete or because I’m just old. I’m not even surprised any more when I wake up and at least one of my limbs isn’t working. In fact, I’m probably more surprised when they all work. I think I need to call up some old geeks and find out if they hurt like I do. If they all have thumb arthritis from writing all the code that runs the world, I’ll know it’s not just me. I don’t need a calculator to count my chins yet but I’m keeping a pretty close eye on that mole.
I’m actually pretty comfortable knowing I’m much less of a jock than I was 40-50 years ago because, like I said, that’s just how time works. I already told you I used to be taller but I feel like I started to shrink around 1985 so I’ve had 30+ years of that. I can’t buy pants off the rack anymore without needing them hemmed and even then I have enough material left over to make a quilt. I can still see over the steering wheel and I can’t walk under a coffee table yet but the fact that is on the horizon is…discomforting. When I limp to my golf cart and drive to where my ball is, it is definitely a quicker trip than it used to be and the hole now still seems to be so far away. And I certainly don’t have the speed I used to. I was watching a ball game the other night and I got up to go to the fridge, for what is not important. In that time the batter hit a triple so let’s break that down. In the time it took me to go 12 feet to the fridge, this guy hit a ball and ran 270 feet. Now you might think he had an adrenaline rush on his side but I have to admit that reaching into my fridge really gets my heart going so I think we’re about even. I suppose I should be content with the fact that I accidentally but regularly step on snails on my sidewalk so I think I’m still faster than they are.
What I don’t need is for you to tell me, “I’ll pray for you” because that may help you but it’s not helping me. Get off your butt and help me push the car, move the piano or express the glands of a St. Bernard. You sitting at home with a candle burning while you work your way through a rosary is not getting the job done.
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