18 April 2007

AROUND THE WORLD IN 365 DAYS

And so begins another trip around the sun...hey its free, right. I turned 44 this week and I think at this point I'm supposed to be having the proverbial mid-life crisis. Hmm..maybe I'm of a different generation but I sure don't feel it nor do I feel like going out and buying a Corvette or having an affair. [If I'm single...how can I have an affair??].

I'm no worse for wear I guess. I am from a simple family and have always enjoyed simple things [mmmmm...rice pudding at Chili Express...why live on after that...hahaha]

I've lived. I've loved. I've laughed...I've even cried..damn that Titanic movie...

I've met some amazing people in my years on this planet ...mmm..some not so amazing but they are definately in the minority. I think at this age I'm supposed to be thinking of errr.. death too. That thought crossed my mind long ago. It's funny but I've come to accept it. Not sure how but I do. No regrets. Too many good things have come into my life and whatever happens when it happens I get to take the memories with me. Unlike a new Corvette.

Faith has alot to do with it too, at least for me. A comfort.

Amazingly...I still have my health [not enough leafy green vegetables though]. My sense of humor about life is still there despite incidents like the one at Virginia Tech.

I was going to post a couple of pictures of me throughout my life but first thing I told myself when I started this blog was that I would never post baby pictures. So I'll end with this:

They say that these are not the best of times
But they're the only time I've ever known
And I believe there is a time for meditation
In cathedrals of your own
Now I've seen that sad surrender in my lover's eyes
And I can only stand apart and sympathize
For we are always what our situations hand us
Either sadness or euphoria

So we'll argue and we'll compromise
And realize that nothing's ever changed
For all our mutual experience
Our separate conclusions are the same

Now we are forced to recognize our inhumanity
And our reason coexists with our insanity
It's either sadness or euphoria

How thoughtlessly we dissipate our energies
Perhaps we don't fulfill each other's fantasies
And as we stand upon the ledges of our lives
With our respective similarities

It's either sadness or euphoria

-- William Joel
Summer, Highland Falls , 1976



3 comments:

jon berry said...

44 wuffs for you! happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

All the best Mick...You sure as hell don't look your age. Maybe music is what keeps you looking young...Once again all the best bro...
Mike

Anonymous said...

Almost old enough for me to propose matrimony...maybe for 45th..Happy Bitrhday pup. That now makes 5 tee shirts waiting for ya.