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  OVER THE HILL ?
by Tom Hyland
Friday, May 25, 2012
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Remember the Old TV Series - 'BEN CASEY' ?

Each Episode opened with Dr. Zorba, Sam Jaffe,
Writing Symbols on a Blackboard ...
Man - Woman - Birth - Death - Infinity ...

"What Goes Around, Comes Around ..."

ARE YOU 'READY' FOR IT ?

The PIC? I call it - "He Made Wife Angry!'





OVER THE HILL ?


© - Tom Hyland - 5/25/12


When I Was Just A Lad ...
T’was Said By My Dad ...
“The Older I Get - The Dumber I Get ...
And I Ain’t Gettin’ Any Younger!”


“Over The Hill” ?
“All Down-Hill Now!”
“Under The Hill”
Did You ‘Pass Fifty’ Yet? Or GO?


Surely, ‘Over’ Is Better Than ‘Under’ - Right?
But, It Is Not Without Repercussions!
“Time Heals All Wounds!”
“Time Wounds All Heels!”


T’ain’t Necessarily So!
‘Old Age’ Is Always Accompanied By More Maladies!
Merely A ‘Fact of Life’ ...
As We Rapidly Approach Death!


To Then Paraphrase My Dad ...
“The Older I Get - The Sicker I Get ...
And I Ain’t Gettin’ Any Younger!”
‘ N’ That’s The Truth!’


Let’s Consider Some First-Hand Observations:


I Started Delivering Prescriptions Six Years Ago ...
Naturally, to SICK People, Right?
The Majority of These Patients Are OLD!
‘Senior Citizens’ - No Less!


As Each Day, Week, Month, Year - Passed ...
I Noticed ... I No Longer Went to Mr. or Mrs. X ...
WHY? Why NOT?
‘Cause He/She DIED!


He/She Was a Nice Old Guy/Gal ...
But, Inevitably ... The ‘END’ Is The Same ...
For ALL of Us!
0-10-20-30-40-50-60-70-80-90-100-110 ... DONE!


Am I Being Morbid?
Gim’Me A Big ‘Hell No!’
Just Factual! TIME ...
Wears Down - The Body, Mind, Spirit, And Soul!


Face IT!
We Are ALL Mortal - Not Immortal!
It has Been Said That:
“Life Is A Journey - Not a Destination!”


Have You Had FUN On Your Trip?
Have you Experienced ... LOVE?
Happiness? Peace? Joy? Friendship? Prosperity? Posterity?
“Make Hay While The Sun Shines!”


YOU AIN’T GETTING’ ANY YOUNGER EITHER!
“Better GET With The Program!”

© - TKH.
 



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Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I appreciate your philosophical point of view, Tom. Thank you. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Jim Spain
Facts. Facts. Nothing but the FACTS.
Jim.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
You can't stop time but you can slow it down. Use it or lose it! Patrick
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
I've been only delivering meds for just over a year and I see the same thing...though I have one couple that are 100 & 101 respectively & the man at 100 still works, then swims in a pool and drives his own car...both I really enjoy to talk to, they have seen so much and have knowledge to impart...but I get what your saying & yes u are the consummate "old fart"...;-) Jurseeeeeeeeeeeey
Reviewed by Budd Nelson
Tom,
Tick tock tick the hands keep on moving, enjoy every second you can, there are no do overs.
Budd
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Life is a Journey - Not a Destination.

I truly believe that, and I've been enjoying my journey immensely. The key for me is trying to learn something new every day. And lots of the time, I learn it from some sort of animal. Right now, I'm learning from my camping partner - a truly unique wild dog. And I'm really digging this backyard camping with him - I feel like a little kid again.

Some people are old at 50 - others keep on ticking, until the end. I hope to be one of those.
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