The answer was always there. It was writ large to prevent any confusion. Could be my eyes see only what my heart wants. No one escapes it. No one wins the non-existing lottery. There are no exclusions in the contract. Death will find us sooner or later.
From the beginning I have never been able to grasp the indelible future, rather define my live on my own terms. Then I got old. That youthful vision I had has gradually contracted. How did I miss that? What day was it when I started counting backwards?
If there’s an artful, graceful dance toward this new reality, I don’t know the steps. I’m out of tune and and just spinning my wheels. Now I understand the aged rantings about those **** youngsters on the lawn. Nothing will ever be as grand as my generation.
Yes, the rose-colored glasses help ease the way forward and make the inevitable more palatable. How in the world did I miss that?