If I am repaired, can we meet again for the first time, in all of the places I have feared to go, and then, again, in all of the places I will have forgotten, if I am repaired?



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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Midway


He did not feel old. Sore and stiff, yes, but not old. The stiffness, he knew, would work its way out as soon as he got moving. It wasn’t his age. He’d seen younger men complain about how they ached after doing half the work he had done that week. It was the natural reaction of any body at any age to such labor.

     He didn’t doubt he needed a day or two of rest, time to let his joints and muscles recuperate. But at present, a good night’s sleep was all he could offer, and that was scarce. He worried though, that if his life went on like this—and it seemed it would—that he would be crippled as an old man, confined to a chair or bed.

     But then, too, he thought, it could be just the thing to carry him beyond a hundred years.

     A hundred years. Imagine.

     He did not feel old at all.

 
 


4 comments:

  1. Sounds like a heavy workload going on... and your mind turns it into Music.

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  2. Everyday my aches change. Some days I feel great and then there are days I can barely move. It challenges me to keep moving and not to let these aches get the best of me. There is a 94 year young lady in my water aerobics class. She makes our day and gives me hope.

    I like what Gwen just said about letting your mind turn it into Music.

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  3. My grandfather used to say that working every day kept him young. I believe being active everyday keeps you in shape and keeps you feeling younger than sitting around all day!

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  4. My grandfather used to say that working every day kept him young. I believe being active everyday keeps you in shape and keeps you feeling younger than sitting around all day!

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