"Who is that?" I asked recently, after studying a woman whom looked slightly familiar in my neighborhood.
Her hair seemed to be thinning on top, her boobs had definitely started sagging, the excess flab under her upper arm had that after-effect-eternal-wave-thing going on, her tummy as like a belly skirt that even Santa would be jealous of, and she sort of hunched over a little, shuffling along like her back had just given way to that sackful-of-lifetime she's been carrying around all these years.
"She's hideous," I muttered under my breath. It was like a trainwreck. I hated looking at the horror, but then again, I couldn't look away. Then, pulling the end of my sleeve over my palm, I cleared away the breath-fog I had just created in the mirror. "Oh, it's just you," I sighed to myself.
It's true. I'm halfway to 70 and my old rickety body is sure letting me know. I threw my back out last week and was in so much pain I cried. It was my lower back (hello - the entire support system) and it killed!!! I did get in to see the chiropractor in the afternoon on the first day of said pain. I think I was the only one there NOT sporting purple hair or a cane.
Then a few more days of the good-ol' heat & ice rotation routine a few physical exercises and by day 4 I was feeling better.
Is it me - or does anyone else out there ever feel old? What, if anything, makes you feel old?