THE CONSTANT REMINDER

AFC SCALES & MIRRORS

My age is a constant reminder of my mortality.

Old age is like an incurable disease with an expiration date.

When we’re young it’s the crossing of the street or getting into a car that could end it all prematurely. It helps to lift the doom knowing the odds that it probably won’t happen and that all activities present some risk.

When we’re old it becomes the slip and fall that could end it all. None of it is within our absolute control, but we do take measures to keep ourselves safe throughout our existence no matter the age.

All precautionary measures taken being equal, old age remains a constant looming death sentence if you’re old.

There is no best way to deal with it and it certainly isn’t something one can overcome. It’s not something you can be taught or learn from somebody else. It really is a solitary…

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