hey old man

Write a letter to your 100-year-old self.

Dear self,

If you made it to 100, you must be about ready to get off this planet! Honestly, I can’t even imagine! Given our history, we never expected to make it even half as long. But hey, I’m now past that… so I guess it’s not entirely inconceivable that we actually made it an entire century.

Do I congratulate or lament this “accomplishment”? Honestly, it’s hard to say. I hope, if you make it this long, you’ve had opportunity for deep connection with others. Especially grandkids and maybe even great grandkids! And I hope maybe you “got it right” with your wife & kids & grandkids during the second half – more than you did in the first!

Most of all, I hope you’ve loved well, laughed a lot, experienced deep joy on numerous occasions, and shared a lot of love, laughter & joy with others! That’s where life is best lived!

Oh, and for context… I’m writing this in the pain center parking lot, sitting in dad’s truck, waiting on dad’s procedure to be complete so I can drive him back home – his home, where we (wife and I) now live. Remember that day?

3 thoughts on “hey old man

  1. Ellie Thompson

    I love your letter, David. It’s great. I particularly liked your last paragraph 😊.

    I haven’t been taking part in the new WordPress daily prompts up to now, but your post has sparked my interest. Perhaps, I’ll take on this challenge tomorrow … or possibly, not. It depends on how busy I am and whether anything else materialises in my mind between now and then. Funnily enough, I was talking to a friend earlier, and she asked if I’ve ever written a letter to my late Mum. She would have been 92 this year; it might be a good thing to do. Sorry, I’ve gone off on a tangent there. It’s just what your post reminded me of. Have a good rest of your day, or what’s left of it.

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