Uisge Beatha(Ishka Baha)UsquebeaWhiskeyWater of life
Not all of life after 50 sucks. But the parts that do suck really bad. Find what light and love and joy you can. Be strong when you have to be.
Sorry for your loss
I am sorry to hear about your friend.
Please accept my sympathy on the death of your friend.
Sorry to hear CC. We are all getting at that age.
I'm so sorry to hear this, CC. When stuff sucks, it really sucks. But know that there is still much to be thankful for in this life, and make the most of every single day. ((HUGS))
ASM826 is right. As a toddler not getting candy justified an hour's worth of crying like the world was going to end. Now the pains are bigger. Death being a very painful thing to have to endure. To me, though, it is a balance. Every day with my lovely and supportive bride is another day to offset the bad things that happen. I don't like these bad times any more than anyone, but God has helped me with the strength I need to face them.
After age 50, body parts start falling off and it helps to pull a wagon behind you to throw them into. We then have to start dealing with losing loved ones and friends. Losing my friend three years ago still throws me for a loop.Then you have to wonder "which" one of you will go first and which will be left alone to carry on.Then you start working with the different scenarios and whether you'd prefer to go first, or be the one left alone.Stud and I are in that phase of life, as you are with your present situation. We are never as grown up as we thought we'd be. We are never ready for the inevitable, and when it happens to a friend, we start feeling the weight of our mortality.NOT the enjoyable stage of life we assumed it would be, is it.
LJ I am so glad for your words, because the speak so much truth. No it is not the golden age but it is proof that we never stop learning.
''After age 50, body parts start falling off and it helps to pull a wagon behind you to throw them into. We then have to start dealing with losing loved ones and friends.''Why?Why would we HAVE to endure any of that?I don't think it's worth it.If I am supposed to die anyway, why should I wait to be broken, in body and spirit?I hope no-one gives me the old ''wisdom'' crap, because I assure you, I'll never be wiser than I already was - nor would I care for it.I want JOY - not some sort of bleak faux consolation prize that reeks of resignation, that smelliest and ugliest of beasts.If I can't have everything - and I am not asking for much - then I'd rather have nothing. The best of luck to anyone hurting.I mean it.
Hang in there CC. Throw a barbecue for no reason and bring the family close. I find it helps.
Oh damn, I'm so sorry.