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“What A Drag It is Getting Old”

March 10th, 2014 by Michael Tabor

Oops, I’m slower, older, and certainly not as quick – witted, hence, I actually got the song title wrong, it’s actually “Mother’s mid - lifemid-life2Little Helper” by the Rolling Stones. What’s so weird is that the “helper” is valium i.e. it is among the benzodiazepine family such as Klonopine, Librium, Xanax, etc. which doesn’t give you a boost at all, it just makes you tired and want to sleep for eternity – lol.

I’m blogging about this now because though I’m not ‘90’ (I’m 50 – btw, unlike ‘40’ there is nothing redeeming about turning ‘50’ – it s**ks !!!) Right now my my back is killing me, I’m tired, and I looked at the mirror just now and it looks like I’ve been hit by a truck.

Oh well, I now know that none of my grandiose dreams of writing the next great novel, or doing anything remotely important (Is anything really important when you look at the big picture and observe the cosmos ???) are over & that’s that !!! I know this is a snarky remark, but 99.9% of the people living right now will be dead and gone forever before we reach the next century. The good news is that I am not afraid of the inevitable end and I’ve realized that the only, truly important thing is to really appreciate EVERY single day right NOW !!! Being in the near – twilight of my life I’ve also learned to appreciate and love my loved ones (and cats) more than ever.
So Whadayathink ? What do you think ? I don’t want this to be a depressing blog, because, quite frankly, I’m not sure I’ve ever been happier in my life (who wants to live forever – uggghh!!!)

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7 Responses to ““What A Drag It is Getting Old””

  1. magdalena Says:

    Uh, very uplifting, Michael. Think I’ll go lie down now. And maybe never get up again. No. Then my back will hurt.

  2. Le duke de fromage Says:

    Michael, Are you kidding me? I speak from experience when I tell you the best is yet to come. After 50 you can relax and forget the pressure of youth. You are now able to do the things you want and not feel guilt, inhibition or fear of failure.. After 75 years of life I feel better now than 10 years ago plus I am looking forward to whatever happens, and I realized one never knows what will happen. My life is proof of this.
    Remember the next great novel will be on sale next year at Barnes and Noble for 5 bucks. So go with Magdalena, and walk 5 miles then take a nap and look forward to the next 40 years. I’m still pissed they wont let me on Survivor, so I could kick some ass and win a mil.

  3. magdalena Says:

    LOL!!! You hit the nail right on the head, Le duke. I couldn’t agree more. Wait until the old man wakes up to read your post. I, for one, am looking forward to retirement in about 5 years’ time (I am admittedly older and, dare I say it, wiser than my dearest Michael, and therefore speak with a little more insight) and can’t wait to do what I really want to and what I was born to do……paint, write, travel a bit…….and just enjoy all the little nuances of life. Another cup of tea, dear? Now, let’s go for that nice long walk.

  4. chipster Says:

    Michael, you must really be in a funk. Are you kidding me??????????? I hear where you’re coming from, but you’re wrong. If you want to write that novel, then go ahead! There’s no “rule of life” that says you can’t do it, or that you can’t get it published! If you doesn’t get published it’s a matter of the system, but not your age. I say, go write that novel!!!! As for age, do as you feel and ignore the clock, because we all have that internal clock and no one knows when the alarm is set to go off, so go do what you want to do. You may live to be 60, 70, 80, 90+, but LIVE IT, don’t dwell on what aches you, live your passion.

  5. Michael Tabor Says:

    I must fill my cup past that stubbornly resistant halfway mark. Great comments – Wow !!! ….Cheers –goodwill & thanks for the amazing insight. Everyone must read the comments from Le Duke, Chipster, & my one and only Magdalena.

  6. magdalena Says:

    Does this mean you’ll stop moaning and groaning?

  7. Sal Paradise Says:

    Michael, my dear friend, I’m also 50 and believe I’m more mentally and physically fit than I was at 30. Some of it’s lifestyle choices, which I know you can relate to, but I think it’s much more a consequence of being comfortable with myself and my place in the world. It would seem, by the end of your musings, you also arrived at that same conclusion. Oh, and as bad as you may have looked in the mirror this morning, have you caught a glimpse of any of the guys featured in the above video lately?

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