Mortality Sucks!

One of the things I often ponder is my own mortality. I'm amazed I've lived this long and should consider each day a blessing - but I don't.

Instead, like so many others, I'm sure, I simply abhor the passage of time. I become angry and frustrated of the things that I have not done or achieved over time instead of being thankful that I've been given the opportunity to do so much.

I wrote a song about it. Like to hear it? Here it goes:

I've titled it wreched time, and it's not really a song. It's a poem, but bear with me here, it's very short.

Wretched Time

Oh, the life I've lived,
and at such cost
Time, as my enemy, stepping ahead of me
Reminding me of what I've done and what I've lost
Wretched time ticking my life away
Tomorrow's reality replacing the hopes of yesterday

Ok, so it's a little depressing. At least I'll always have sarcasm to fall on in order to hide an otherwise depressing situation.

Why all the stuff related to age? Well, today is my Birthday and I turn ....

Well, let's just say I've crested the hill between forty and fifty and am rapidly accelerating down the other side.

One of the things I am losing in my advancement of age is my hearing. Every year, it seems to get worse. My wife calls it "selective hearing loss." I suppose she could be right as I seem to have acquired the ability to "not hear" in those particular frequencies associated with my wife yelling at me.

I guess there are some things about getting older that are not so bad.


  1. You are hilarious. Boy, can I relate to your post. My biggest issue with advancing age is not hearing loss, but memory loss.

    My husband says I suffer from Old-timer's disease.


    Wait...what was I saying?

  2. I know what you mean. I sometimes feel like I might have Old-timer's disease, but I occasionally suffer from a temporary condition known as CRS.

    I might be in the middle of a sentence and I'll suddenly forget what it was I was talking about. In other words, suddenly
    I Can't Remember S*&t.

  3. I feel badly for your hearing loss, Jim. I've been wearing earplugs to bed and everything loud since I was 19. S'gonna suck when I land in the nursing home and everything's loud for the deaf people and I can still hear a pin drop a mile away.

  4. I do ok. I just nod alot and people think I hear them. I've worn earplugs for year, of course, because of my line of work. But, I must admit, there were times when I did not wear them when I should - like during rock concerts or in close proximity to gunfire. Tinnitis is a problem.


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