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The Disappearing Crowd

September 9, 2016

I am not an old person. However, every year that passes sees more of my friends and acquaintances doing the same. It is as though the herd is being thinned and none of us knows who’s next. Yikes!

When you’re 18 years old, you really don’t give a damn. Life is a long highway and you just got on the on-ramp. No sweat, the road ahead is long enough not to cause any major thinking. You sort of put it on cruise control, sit back and enjoy the ride. When you hit say 50, it starts to get a little clearer, this life thing. You realize you’ve purchased an E-ticket and you’ve already wasted more than half of it. When you hit 65, many of your friends have already been culled. What’s next?

Relax! The disappearing crowd doesn’t necessarily mean you’re next. Be grateful you got the one way ticket to start with and keep on trucking! Life’s a bitch but it gets a whole lot bitchier if you sit around waiting for the big sleep. Enjoy the time you have, enjoy the people you care about and enjoy yourself. It really doesn’t get any easier than that.

The disappearing crowd? You’ll see them all soon enough. Why rush?

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  1. Reblogged this on allenrizzi and commented:

    Saturday thoughts…

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  2. I had an discussion with my 30-something physical therapist ANS (after new shoulder). He talked about the prognosis of someone elderly. Well, I’m a senior citizen, I told him, but I’m NOT elderly. So, what age is elderly. He’d pinned me down. I blurted out “89!” See, I’ve got a dozen years before I’m elderly!

    I kinda like bein’ older than dirt. Have published my first book, workin’ on the second, story in yesterday’s Des Moines Register, another book mapped out. I do admit that when you add 10 years to your age, it gets real! ha

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    • Well Joy – I’m an overachiever. My first paid publication was at age 13, my first tax return at 14, my first (an only) off Broadway play was at 20, my first sold song at 21, etc. etc. I admit to being a geezer by definition but not by heart or work ethic. However sometimes, I feel I’m coasting as many sentences start with “Back in…” 😂


  3. Like the thoughts and the sentiment Allen! Thanks!

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