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Eighty is Different

What is it about being eighty?  Now that I have been eighty for almost a year, I feel qualified to comment on a few of the changes this decade brings.

1. Like every previous decade, I’ll be ten years older when it’s over.  But when this one ends, I will be “old-old”.  That’s a bit daunting.

2.  Among our married friends, one of almost every couple has a serious health problem.  Life seems more fragile these days.

3.  My body suddenly bruises at the slightest bump.  I’m discovering new black and blue marks almost every day.  And I never seem to know what caused them

Peter reminds me that our bodies come with a life-time guarantee. 

Unfortunately, the parts don’t.

 

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