Today I’m Fifty (5o) years young.
Today, I’ve completed what I call “Act One” of my life: childhood, schooling, marriage, first house, and fatherhood. Here is where I pause during my life’s “Intermezzo” or “Intermission” so I can reflect.
Besides going to the john, making a quick cell call, or buying overpriced drinks at the bar; the intermission gives us a chance to recap Act One of the performance. For me, I’m blessed to look over my life-both the good and n0t-so-good. I look back with mixed feelings: the joys of accomplishment; and those “what if” and “would’ve/could’ve/should’ve” feelings that spook all of us. I’ve made wise and unwise choices in my life that impacted others besides me. I know all that; yet, I’m not going to let it rob me of life’s joys and put me into an early grave.
As I ready for my AARP membership, I now get ready for “Act Two”. I don’t know what awaits me in Act Two, however I’m looking forward to the scenes that await my participation. I’m wrapping up my second photography book, my world by phone x2 with a summertime release. I’m in a joint art exhibit with a colleague at Prudential in August 2012. I’m also discovering power walking and hiking. Along with watching my son grow up, I’m looking forward to what life has in store. And despite what our naysayers and doomsayers say, we’re still in exciting times.
So now I’m in Act Two and plan to participate fully in it!
Early preview! My July 12, 2o62 post (my 100th Birthday) will be called, “Act Three”.