Frame of reference
Thursday, September 03, 2015
I often joke that my body ages through the processes of erosion (wrinkles) and sedimentation (sagging). And I joke easily because I have wrinkles, but not a lot (yet!), and there is some sagging, but not a lot (yet!).
But this morning as I was meditating during my shower, I thought about my body being in its sixth decade. Up until this morning I had been thinking in the past - that my body is five decades old. But this morning I looked toward the future - that my body is in its sixth decade. And yes, I know they are the same thing, but the latter sounds older and more precarious, somehow. And I was struck by the simple thought, that I already *know* but somehow it seemed more urgent this morning, and that is that my body is getting *old*, and I need to work harder to take good care of it. You know, what with the sixth decade thing and all.
And then, because I brought lots of work home and will probably be done about 4 am, of course I won't actually get around to taking better care of this deteriorating body until tomorrow. In the meantime, lots of water, stay away from snacks, until I get these chores done!