Yup - there've been 40 of them

I thought our days were commonplace,
I thought they would number in the millions.
- Treasure of the Broken Land, Mark Heard

Time leaves its marks on me in almost imperceptible ways. I mean, I live with me 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (a fact that I often lament) and I need to look at pictures to see the effect that time has had on me. I don't look old to me until I look at the wedding picture on our living room wall. I looked so young back then...and that was only 15 years ago. I know that I am not as quick as I used to be and that I can't do the Spring clean up for 8 hours straight like I used to. I find that when I jog I feel like I am going to die and that I get a bit more winded running down the street after my boys. Of course that is not all age related...the volume of Stromboli that I have eaten in 12 hours may have something to do with that as well.

At any rate there have been 40 of them. Years that have passed and yes, I would do some things differently had I know that they would turn out the way they had. But now my days don't number in the millions. They never really had but I guess I am more aware of the number of them than I was in the past. The number 40 has sobered me somewhat. Somewhat. I still have a strange streak in me. It may take the number 50 to get that taken away.


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