two oh…

We’re all getting older.

 I had my 20th high school reunion this year.  I did not go because it was 3,000 away.  But I would have, had I lived in the same town.  I wonder how those people turned out.

I am in touch regularly with 1 guy I went to high school with.  Another occasionally and a third, my best friend, has dropped off the face of the earth.  For now.  I reach out and we reconnect every now and then.  Damn unlisted numbers.

 I thought today that I am about 42 years away from my wife’s dad’s age.  Only 31 years away from my Dad’s age.  Almost half way through my life.

And in addition to the multitude of gray hair currently taking up residence on my temples I noticed they have started hanging at the top front of my head.  Proud and wiry.  I have earned them, but jeez.  Am I getting older?  We’re invincible, right?

Ultimately I am not sure if the gray really bothers me or not.  I will go gray, gracefully.  I will not go gentle into that good night!


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