Hello, awesome Moxie-Dude readers!
As you can see by the amount of text below, I’ve decided to go ahead and skip Wordless Wednesday for this week and instead talk to you about one of the Universal Laws.
Note from the hamster: Just humour her please. She woke up thinking she’s a life coach.
It’s the Universal Law that everyone else loves to ignore – hence my reason for jumping on the empty bandwagon. (If you know me in real life, you know that I’ve never been much for following trends. Or fashion.)
The Universal Law that gets ignored . . . The Law of Aging
PS. I wanted to get Vincent Price to narrate that in your head for you but apparently he’s busy. Or dead.
The Law of Aging states that everyone that comes into being, will age.
Despite my in-depth understanding and first-hand experience of this law, I still cringe once in a while when I look in the mirror or my phone camera. And I’m pretty sure that “once in a while” in this case actually translates to everyday – although I can’t really say for sure because along with my youthful glow (*guffaw*), my memory is also a diminishing factor of time. (Damn you, Universal Law!)
Now repeat after me . . .
Dear Universal Law of Aging . . .
You and your twin sister, gravity, are bitches from the same side of hell.
Okay. You can stop repeating after me now.
If you’re like me – and NOT a vampire – you have to admit. That felt good, right?
But here’s the deal . . .
When I’m not getting depressed over my sagging jowls, I’m actually thinking that this is a pretty good age. Possibly even something to celebrate.
Think about it.
All the really hard parts of life – like learning how to pay taxes on time or driving a car AND yelling at the kids at the same time without landing in the ditch – are all on more comfortable grounds now.
And as the Grandmaster Martial Artists say, “You must do something 10,000 times before you master it.”
It’s as though reaching THIS age means that we’ve passed an initiation.
New math formula: THIS age = Life Ninja.
We can even relax and enjoy life a little more when we’re not saying things to ourselves in the mirror like, “Who ARE you???”
PS. I never do that.
And the nice thing about THIS perspective is that it’s not racist or gender-specific. Men / Women; Black / White; Anglophones / Francophones . . . We can ALL benefit from this perspective, which is so refreshing considering all the discriminating crap going on in the world.
Also, Greg has an expression that he throws at me whenever
I’m he thinks I’m stressing about my aging demeanour. It goes something like this:
“Getting old is better than the alternative.”
Yes, he comes out with good ones once in a while.
(And don’t let it go to your head, Greg. This “once in a while” is NOT as often as everyday – of that I am sure. Well, almost sure.)
Now aren’t you glad that I didn’t go ahead with Wordless Wednesday?
PS. The challenge was in finding a picture that a) demonstrated everything I just said above, and b) did not make me look old.
PPS. If you’re really my friend, you’ll agree that what I just said isn’t that much of a challenge at all.