Cousin Vondie and I are exactly the same age, give or take four months. The other day, we were joking about being considered senior citizens and being able to get a discount at restaurants. But I don't feel like I should be there just yet. I'm still here, where I've always been inside my head. Sixteen seems like just yesterday and I have to wonder, what have I been doing all these years?
Anyway, I've now been here 55 years and I can't be depressed about that. I'm thankful and privileged to have lived my life to this point with no major illness or accidents. I've been blessed with the people I love. I've been lucky to have the chance to pursue my dreams. And in the end, I'm still here, plugging away and I hope to continue for a long time to come. God willing and the creek don't rise.
For some reason, I turn nostalgic every April 21st. But tomorrow, I'll look to the future again. It's springtime and promise is in the air. Anything is possible.