WHAT DO YOU MISS, WELL THE OLDER YOU ARE THE MORE LIKELY YOU WILL MISS WHAT I MISS. Topic #303: What do you miss?
Most of all I miss friends, family, loved ones that have moved on. Of course, there are other smaller things I miss. Here’s my little list from The Downhill Slope:
- The sexy body I had in my thirties. Took that long not be a toothpick and then Twiggy came into fashion.
- The ease with which I once exercised–a slender body helps, no jiggling while jogging.
- My thick lustrous hair.
- My once sharp hearing–slowly going death and although there are times I am happy I don’t hear all David or my children, would rather hear as I did once upon a time.
- Arthritis free bones.
- Most of my teeth. My family was poor, David’s wasn’t; he has all but one of his teeth, I have five left. Never enough money to think about implants
- Physical balance.
- A body free of killing diseases controlled by various medications with not so nice side-effects like bleeding to death if I fall.
- Brain cells.
- My faith that I knew the truth about almost everything.
In all fairness there are things I don’t miss. So here is that little list.
- Being a student. Loved school, but prefer learning on my own. Most learning disabled people feel the same.
- Being single and part of the date scene. Hard enough years ago, looks like a horror show today.
- Being a full-time mother–love my sons, but raising children is a very hard work and no matter what you do, in today’s world most problems are blamed on parents. Glad my children are part of my life, but also glad we don’t live together; thankful I can help raise my grandsons, but not all day, every day.
- Having to write everything my hand and re-write when I made a mistake. So grateful for computers.
- Having to get up and go to work each day.
- Most bosses.
- A few of those I had to boss.
- A few students I had to teach.
- Office and academic politics.
- Thinking perfection was both possible and a realistic goal.