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.