Seeing the Round Corners

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April 25, 2022

The calendar amazes us at the speed by which we travel throughout the years – days, weeks, months, years, then its winter, the winter of our lives. Where did all those years go so fast, oh so fast.  

As the days (now months) wear on, the horrendous pictures and television coverage go with the coverage at times compared to World Wars I and II, Americans ask, how did they survive? In dirt trenches until finally frozen to death. The war in Urkraine is one of those inflicted on innocent, hard working people, by what can only be described as an inhumane person that the word butcher no longer describes, and by one most people would add, its not his first time. 

Here’s the “column from the archives.”

May 13, 2013   

From time to time, an e-mail arrives at a poignant time, and today’s edition is one received just upon my return from moving my Dad to extended care, the most gut-wrenching event of my life, one my heart will never recover from.     

The author of the e-mail is unknown to this writer, but credit is still given to you wherever you may be. The e-mail began, “Everyone gets there sooner than you think . . . remember this.” 


You know . . . time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. 

I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams.   But, here it is . . . the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise. How did I get here so fast?  

Where did the years go and where did my youth go? I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like. 

But here it is . . . my friends are retired and getting grey . . . they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than me . . . but, I see the great change . . . Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant . . . but like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we’d be. 

And so, now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did! But at least I know that though the winter has come, and I’m not sure how long it will last . . . this I know, that when it’s over on this earth . . . it’s over. A new adventure will begin! 

Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn’t done . . . things I should have done, but indeed there are many things I’m happy to have done. It’s all in a lifetime. So, if you’re not in your winter yet, let me remind you that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life, please do it quickly! Don’t put off things too long! Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not! 

You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life . . . so, live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember, and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!    

“Life” is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic one.    


Remember “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. Life is too short – too short to let even one day be frenzied or frazzled or frittered away.    

Life is too short not to take time to do the things that will hold the most meaning for you. So let yourself float like a leaf on a stream, relax with your memories and let yourself dream.    

Throw out your list that’s impossibly long, and dance a few steps to a favorite song. Turn off the news and go find someone real who’ll listen and talk and affirm what you feel.    

Life is too short and flies by if you let it, so choose what you want every day and go get it. Live happy in 2013! Today’s is the oldest you’ve ever been, yet the youngest you’ll ever be, so enjoy this day while it lasts. 

  • Your kids are becoming you . . . but your grandkids are perfect! 

  • Going out is good . . . coming home is better!

  • You forget names . . . but it’s OK because other people forgot they even knew you! 

  • The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don’t care to do them anymore! 

  • You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than in bed. It’s called “pre-sleep”!

  • You miss the days when everything worked with just an “ON” and “OFF” switch! 

  • You tend to use more 4-letter words:  what? when? . . . ???

  • Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it’s not safe to wear it anywhere!

  • You notice everything they sell in stores is “sleeveless”!

  • What used to be freckles are now liver spots!

  • Everybody whispers!

  • You have three sizes of clothes in your closet . . . two of which you will never wear!

  • But Old is good in some things:  Old Songs, Old Movies and of all, Old Friends.


STAY WELL!  It’s not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!!!!

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