Sunday, March 29, 2009
It has been a slow moving, curving ball, coming out of left field. And I should have seen it sooner. Distracted by the tunnel vision of a busy life, I have only recently opened my eyes to the stuff of growing old.
As I watch, my lovely Granny grapples with momentous change. To some, these changes are dismissed as little things. But then imagine the forfeiture of your drivers license and how indignant the loss of independence. The physical ailments and aches are the ultimate betrayal, as your body fails to keep up with your mind or stand up with your will. The loss of the little things knocks confidence; plants a seed of doubt. Less certain of your convictions, how tiring it is to stand up to the barrage of everyone's version of 'what's best'.
'Little Things' is this week's 'Words and Pictures' theme organised by Meet Me At Mikes. Take a peek here for more stories (you'll be needing a serious cup of tea).