JRR Tolkien, a man who saw so much in real life… Do we now re-live his prime years?
And then a simple meal in the food court, who’d have thought I’d find decent Chinese food at Panda Express? The Bejing Beef was excellent, and then my wife reminded me.. “you must open that fortune cookie even if you don’t eat it”. Inside I read. “Expect good advice from a child”.
After I got home.. skype sounded, and it was Grandson Zach 3 years old. Sometimes it takes a bit to decode those cryptic bits of advice.
And today.. I open my eyes another year older, and having lived through a mountain of solicitations! If you don’t know already.. “the entire planet is informed when you will turn 65 years old, and if your 8th cousin sells Insurance, you’ll hear from him too. And of course, your old medical plan might send you a birthday card….. “Good bye, so long, we were so glad to get to know you.”
But this morning, I savor that second cup of coffee… and ask.. how is it… as of this very day…. I’ve been married for 38 years to the same woman? Of all the things I’ve done wrong, I did marry right. And just now, the sun breaks through the clouds, it wasn’t my day till it was given.. it’s another gift, and I know it!