Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I love writing!  I like creating the words, putting them together, forming sentences, paragraphs, each with the outcome of a story.  What I don't like is getting old.  You ask what does that have to do with writing.  Well let me tell you it's not easy getting older.....

All through school I prided myself on my spelling.  I never had a problem with getting the words right.  It was math I had trouble in.  As I've gotten older the spelling is almost a chore.  I doubt myself when I put the words down on paper, then immediately look the word up to see if it's spelled right.  A lot of the time it isn't.  That takes time away from writing, how fast your story flows, the thought process. 

I know there are a lot of other seniors out there that have the problem of forgetting the word you are wanting to say.  You take a little more time in finishing a sentence because you see the word before you that you want to say, but it doesn't come out of your mouth.  It is so frustrating.  People look at you like "Okay spit it out.  Get on with it."  I am one of those seniors.  I feel embarassed about it, then make a joke about getting old.

It's not fun.  You remember your youth, your vitality, easy to run, jump, even get out of a chair.  You don't feel any older inside but your body won't cooperate with what you want to do.  It takes longer to do the simple things you always did.  There aren't enough hours in the day to finish the things I want to do, that I once did in one afternoon. 

Then there is the alternative.  It's better to be alive and slow than not being here at all.  So with that said guess I'd better get up and get with it and get a few things done!

Until then.........

No comments:

Post a Comment