Monday, August 10, 2009

Benjamin Button

It has dawned on me that the next 20 to 25 years of my life (I'm 58) will be basically the equivalent of the first 20-25 years, only in reverse. I'll initially have more freedom when I retire, which will seem something like college (liberation from things that oppress--parents/responsibilities of adult life). Then as I age, I'll begin to become more like a child, quite dependent upon and accountable to those who care for me (parents/children). And I'll finally become like an infant, totally dependent upon others for care, until I leave this world, just as I entered it, by the act of stopping/starting breathing.

Thank you, Benjamin Button.

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