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Thoughts on aging

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During my walk this morning I observed two things. The first were two siblings. One was helping the other slowly down the steps of their home and into a waiting car. Both are much older than I and had I been closer I’d have leant a helping hand. But between the two of them they managed. The second was a friend hustling toward her house bound parents’ home to unlock the door so the mobile meals deliverer could drop off the daily meal. Both situations made me realize that when I am older and in need of these types of assists that I won’t have them. There is no spouse or child on whom I will be able to depend. It’s a sad reality that I will have to prepare for one day.

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On the eve of any given holiday coworkers, friends, and strangers proffer holiday wishes.  The nameless person answers with an “and to you as well” with a wisp of a sad smile.  Nameless knows the holiday reality.  Not invited to family gatherings Nameless roasts a small turkey then eats before the eternal light of television.  Nameless’ nightly companion.  And so it goes, and so it will be.