Thursday, July 24, 2008
Smooth sailing. Does such a thing exist? I would be relieved if the answer were no because then I could stop struggling to achieve it.
Even though I feel eternally 17, I also feel potentially 87 at times. My mind says 17 but my body says, "That ain't gonna happen." More importantly, life says, "Don't even think about carefree youth anymore. Let me show you this nice apartment located in the city of Eternal Stress and Worry."
There is always something that needs tending to, there is always some life drama, there is always some boat that sinks even though you still owe what's in Fort Knox on it, and then there are the unexpected difficulties, such as your car is 6,500 miles over the last oil change or the gutter is pulling away from the house or half of the shutters have blown off (in Tropical Storm Ernesto, which occurred the same year gas was .35 cents a gallon) or ants and raccoons have teamed up, declared a state of sovereignty and asked you to leave their country. Or you wake up with a sore throat and a broken-out face.
Stuff like that.
Can someone please explain the forces at work when you did NOT have skin issues as a teenager but you DO have them at age 40 Plus? Also, I never get a sore throat. Ever. It's summer time anyway, and who gets a sore throat then?
Chesapeake Bay Woman, that's who.
Am I the only one who was laid back as a teenager and reasonably laid back as a twenty-something and then hit a certain Old Age and became ONE RAW NERVE ACCOMPANIED BY A FURROWED BROW DEEP ENOUGH TO SWIM IN?
I need to know the answer to this question. Please provide examples to support your theory one way or the other.
Chesapeake Bay Mental Patient